Ph.D. On Campus


University of Tennessee Knoxville

36 months
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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A student must pass written examinations on two of the following year-long sequences – algebra , analysis, computational and applied mathematics, differential equations, stochastics , and topology-geometry. The Mathematics program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.



For the PhD program in mathematics, the student must meet the following five requirements in addition to those of the Graduate Council. The Mathematics program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

  • Demonstrate competency in advanced calculus and linear algebra by either a satisfactory performance on a diagnostic examination or by passing the appropriate 400-level course with a grade of B or better by the end of the student’s first year of graduate school. The appropriate course for advanced calculus is the MATH 447-MATH 448 sequence and for linear algebra is the MATH 457-MATH 458 sequence or MATH 453. 
  • Satisfy either the standard program or the interdisciplinary mathematical ecology/evolution concentration. A student intending to work in mathematical ecology/evolution may complete either but is encouraged to complete the interdisciplinary mathematical ecology/evolution concentration. 
  • Take at least two different one-semester research seminars and MATH 599. 
  • Pass an examination in the field of specialization after requirements in bullets 1-3 have been met. This examination will be given by a committee appointed by the department head. A student may take this specialty examination no more than two times. 
  • Pass a one-year, 600-level sequence in mathematics outside the student’s area of specialization. The sequence selected to fulfill this requirement must be approved by the department head and the student’s doctoral committee.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Honors: Analysis
  • Honors: Abstract Algebra
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Seminar in Mathematical Presentations
  • Modern Algebra
  • Real Analysis
  • Numerical Mathematics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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General requirements

  • The completed online Graduate Application for Admission 
  • A non-refundable application fee 
  • One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
  • The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
  • Departmental application
  • Reference letters or rating forms

Tuition Fee

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    13380 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 36 months.

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885 - 1454 USD /month
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