Program description

The Ph.D. program in Mathematics is designed to provide training in fundamental methods and concepts of modern mathematics, including interdisciplinary collaborative research. The program builds research skills that will position students to be competitive in pursuing careers in an academic, government, and business environment.

Student learning outcomes

After completion of the Ph.D. in Mathematics program, students will: 

  1. Attain and demonstrate the appropriate level of expertise in fundamental mathematics areas and in the individual’s research field.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to do independent original research in mathematics on the level of a Ph.D. dissertation. 
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of the research both orally and in writing.

For more information about the program, please contact

Professor Christopher Herald
Mathematics Ph.D. Graduate Director
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: (775) 784-4647

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Please note: this represents the program handbook for the 2022-2023 academic year only. For an archived version of a previous year's handbook, or to obtain a hard copy of this current year's program handbook, please contact the program director.