36 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Mathematics from Louisiana State University consists of three sub-tests, each of three hours duration. Passing each of the three sub-tests at the PhD Qualifying level completes the examination component of PhD Qualifying, with completion of the breadth requirement being the second component of PhD Qualifying. 


At Mathematics from Louisiana State University the General Examination, an oral exam for Ph.D. students, tests if a student is prepared to begin dissertation research. The General Exam must be passed prior to the start of the fourth year of study, unless a postponement is allowed by the Graduate Committee. 

Students at Mathematics from Louisiana State University will:

  • demonstrate a mastery of a broad area of mathematics 
  • be able to write a dissertation making an original and substantial contribution to mathematics. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algebra
  • Functional Analysis
  • Complex Variables
  • Topology 
  • Differential Geometry
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Graph Theory
  • Numerical Linear Algebra

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal information/addresses
  • Degree program (PhD or MS) that you are applying for. You do not need an MS degree to apply for the PhD.
  • Education and work history.
  • Transcripts 
  • GRE General Test scores. 
  • Proof of English proficiency 
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are familiar with your qualifications to study graduate mathematics.
  • Personal statement of purpose or objectives.
  • Upload a brief summary of previous teaching and research experience.
  • A list of mathematics courses taken. 
  • Resume/CV
  • GPA 3.0
  • Research document/papers. This is OPTIONAL. This is provided for those applicants who have written research documents and/or papers and would like to include them with their application packet. Any included papers should be uploaded in the attachment section.

Tuition Fee

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    29456 USD/year
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  • National

    29456 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 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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