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Program Requirements

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The  Ph.D. degree requirements include

  • ​ full-time enrollment .
  • 48 credits of coursework (16 courses), including up to six credits from outside mathematics (may be decreased for those entering with a Masters degree).
  • written Preliminary Examinations completed before the start of the 4th semester. 
  • oral Candidacy Examination on topics selected in relevance to the candidate's research, completed before the start of the 6th semester.
  • ​completion and successful defense of a dissertation.

The median time to degree for a Ph.D. is five years, though six years is not uncommon. 

The M.Sc. degree requirements include

  • 30 credits of coursework, or 24 credits plus a master's thesis. 
  • full-time or part-time enrollment.  

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  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • University of Delaware
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  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
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