It will take five years for a typical student to complete a PhD. A student with strong background could complete the program in four years. This work will consist of three stages: taking courses, completing an internship and writing a dissertation.
A minimum of 75 credits of coursework is required. The formal course curriculum is designed to ensure thorough grounding in Mathematics as well as choice for specialization. Advisors will help the student choose a suitable curriculum. This will include selection of electives as well as the suggestion of other courses that may be needed to develop skills critical for the student’s research and career goals, especially quantitative skills. A grade of "B" or higher in all required core courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained.
The Applied Experience Component consists of a one-semester (usually summer) paid internship at a private corporation. To steer students into good internships and jobs outside academia, an Advisory Panel will be established, drawn from industry and from faculty from other disciplines with connections and interactions with business and industry.