Doctoral Degrees


What is Mathematics?

Mathematical sciences include the disciplines of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. Mathematicians and statisticians use representations of abstract ideas and relationships to solve problems, in order to arrive at a general understanding of how these representations work, as well as how they could be applied.

Admission Requirements

All applicants to the PhD program in Mathematical Sciences must hold a master's or baccalaureate degree in Mathematics or Statistics, or expect to be awarded such a degree before entering the program. Successful applicants usually have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The GRE general test is required for admission. A minimum score of 160 is expected on the quantitative section (760 on the old GRE scoring system). Although it is not a requirement, the GRE Mathematics subject test is recommended.

If you would like to submit an electronic application for the Mathematical Sciences program, please visit our On-Line Graduate School Application and complete the form.

International Student Requirements

Proficiency in English is expected of international students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 68 on the internet-based TOEFL is required for admission to the program. A minimum TOEFL score of 93 is required of students applying for a graduate assistantship. Also acceptable for admission  are an overall band score of 6.5 on the International English Testing System (IELTS) or a score of 47 on the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). The English proficiency requirement is met for applicants with degrees earned in English from accredited universities and colleges in the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand or other English speaking countries.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Mathematics

Full-Time Program Duration

5 Years


Uptown Campus West


4121 French Hall -West
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0025
Phone: (513) 556-4053
Kamellia Smith