Ph.D. On Campus

Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences

36 months
26460 USD/year
29504 USD/year
10768 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctor of Philosophy program in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the The University of Iowa requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit. The Ph.D. program is autonomous, broadly based, and interdisciplinary. It is designed to help students achieve a command of theoretical and applied mathematics and obtain basic knowledge in another area.


Key facts:

  • The Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences program at the The University of Iowa is flexible; students can concentrate on applied mathematics, such as differential equations and numerical analysis, or on other applicable techniques in mathematics. Scientific computing is an important part of applied mathematics, so it is often a part of student training and dissertation research.
  • Prospective students should have a desire to apply a mathematical science (mathematics or statistics) to relevant problems in another area.
  • Students take a qualifying examination over three of the four core course sequences required for the Ph.D. (analysis, differential equations, numerical analysis, and topology). They also take a comprehensive examination related to their intended research area.

Programme Structure

  • Faculty members help each student plan a course of study that is consistent with the student's background, interests, and goals.
  • These individual programs are designed to help students develop expertise in methods of applied mathematics and build a good foundation in related topics of theoretical mathematics. The individual programs also provide sufficient knowledge in an outside area to enable students to use mathematical techniques in that area.
  • Students can arrange their study plans to earn a master's degree from another department after they complete part of their plan. Students find suitable thesis problems and supervisors with the help of the faculty.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online: To begin the general graduate application process, set up an account with an existing email address and password
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An application for graduate funding
  • A master’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions
  • English Proficiency Requirements: International applicants whose first language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for admission to the university

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    29504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29504 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    10768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10768 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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