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Mathematics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #432 (QS) , MA,
The Mathematics Department at Boston College offers a selective and focused doctoral program for talented students specializing in three broad research areas: Geometry/Topology, Number Theory/Representation Theory, and Algebraic Geometry.

About

The research areas of our faculty in Geometry/Topology include:

  • Dynamics
  • Heegaard-floer And Khovanov Homology
  • Hyperbolic Geometry
  • Kleinian Groups
  • Knot Theory
  • Spectral Geometry
  • Three-dimensional Manifolds And Their Geometry
Their internationally recognized faculty publish in these areas in top journals. The BC math department is also a sponsor for the BC-MIT Number Theory Seminar, the Algebraic Geometry Northeastern Series, and the Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop at Trinity College. Students have opportunities to attend seminars throughout the Boston area and also to travel to conferences and workshops around the globe.

Accreditation

Boston College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been accredited by NEASC since 1935.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Real Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Geometry Topology
  • Number Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

A complete application includes:
  • Application forms
  • Official transcripts
  • An abstract of mathematics courses taken at other institutions 
  • GRE scores (including the Mathematics subject test)
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from undergraduate teachers of Mathematics
  • A detailed description of coursework.
  • Official TOEFL scores, for students whose native language is not English
  • The application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1634 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1634 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1634 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1634 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

The purpose of internal BC funding opportunities is to assist BC faculty members in starting a line of inquiry and in competing for external funds.Research Expense Grants (REG) help to finance the smaller expenses of doing research. The maximum for a single REG is $2,000. All tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply for these grants.Research Incentive Grants (RIG), are worth up to a total of $15,000 (including one month's summer salary). Every year at least 15 RIGs are awarded on a competitive basis. All regular, full-time, tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply for these grants.The Ignite Program helps BC researchers remain competitive by providing rapid access to funds. Awards are distributed three times per year, with 3-4 awards per cycle, up to $30,000.Research Across Departments and Schools (RADS) supports interdisciplinary research projects between faculty in different disciplines, departments, and schools across Boston College. The Vice Provost for Research (VPR) will support five projects annually for up to $50,000.

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