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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2019-20


Mathematics - Graduate

Chair: Scott D. Pauls


Vice Chair: John Voight

Professors V. Chernov, P. G. Doyle, A. Gelb, C. S. Gordon, S. Elizalde, M. J. Groszek, P. J. Hanlon, R. C. Orellana, S. D. Pauls, D. Rockmore, T. R. Shemanske, D. I. Wallace, D. L. Webb, D. P. Williams, P. Winkler; Associate Professors C. J. Sutton , J. D. Trout, E. van Erp, J. Voight; Assistant Professor A. Auel, F. Fu, Y. Lee, I. Petkova; Research Instructors S.G. Allen, S. Lin, W.M. Lord, T. Ma, M. Tassy. D. van Wyk; Visitors; M Kobayashi, N. Lafreniere, C. Mautner, B. Muetzel, E. Slivken, E. Taylor; Adjunct Professor E. Demidenko.

 

To view Mathematics Graduate courses, click here. 

To view Mathematics Undergraduate requirements, click here.

To view Mathematics Undergraduate courses, click here.

 

 

The Graduate Program in Mathematics

Dartmouth College offers programs of graduate study leading to the Ph.D. and A.M. degrees in mathematics. Normally, the A.M. program is the first step in the Ph.D. program.  The Ph.D. program is designed to meet the need for mathematicians who are highly qualified in both teaching and scholarship. The College provides an environment in which a doctoral candidate can pursue professional study in mathematics and prepare to be an effective teacher.

Requirements for the Master’s Degree (A.M.)

In addition to the general College requirements for the master’s degree, the math department requirements for the A.M. in mathematics are as follows:
  1. Satisfactory completion of three out of five pairs of core courses:  (101, 111), (103, 113), (104, 114), (106, 116), (126, 136).[1]
  2. Successful completion of the written certification exam.[2]
  3. Non-course requirements which parallel those of those continuing in the Ph.D. program. This requirement is met by receiving credit for Mathematics 107 once during each year while enrolled.
  4. Completion of at least five terms in good standing. [2]

Note (1):  Normally the requirements for the A.M. are completed after the fall term in the second year, with the written certification exam completed shortly after the end of the spring term of the first year. Study may be extended further into the second year, but not beyond.

Note (2): In addition to five terms in residence, students must obtain credit in fifteen courses of graduate quality with a limit of at most five replaced by approved research or special study.

Requirements for the Doctor’s Degree (Ph.D.)

The requirements for the Ph.D. degree in mathematics are as follows:

1. Successful completion of the A.M. degree (described above). 

2. Departmental certification in two advanced areas of study.[3]

3. Admission to Ph.D. candidacy by the departmental Graduate Program Committee as a result of its second review, which takes place at the end of the spring term of the second year of graduate study. This review will take account of all the relevant information that the Graduate Program Committee can gather, such as the student’s record in courses and seminars, the student’s performance during the certification process, and an estimate of the student’s ability to write an acceptable thesis.

4. Demonstration of a reading knowledge of a foreign language normally chosen from French, German, and Russian. The Graduate Program Committee will monitor students’ progress in its annual review.

5. Completion of a doctoral thesis of acceptable quality, and its defense in an oral examination.

6. Successful completion of the teaching seminar and teaching two courses in the three years after passing to candidacy.  Preparation for the teaching seminar includes such activities as tutoring in the years before admission to candidacy.  This requirement is met by receiving credit for Mathematics 107 once during each year preceding admission to candidacy, credit for Mathematics 147, and credit for Mathematics 149 twice during the three years following admission to candidacy.


[1] Syllabi for these ten courses are available from the Department of Mathematics.

[2] Past exams are available on the Department of Mathematics website.

[3] Syllabi for each area of certification are available from the Department of Mathematics.