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Applied Mathematics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #18 (QS) Ithaca, NY, United States
The graduate program in applied mathematics is based on a solid foundation in pure mathematics, which includes the fundamentals of algebra and analysis.
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A graduate student in Applied Mathematics is expected to demonstrate both mastery of knowledge in mathematics and its applications, and ability to create new mathematical knowledge and innovative ways to apply mathematical tools to important problems in science, industry and society. Each student is expected to demonstrate the following proficiencies.

  • Make substantial original contributions to applied mathematics. This includes ability to identify new important and promising research problems; ability to think independently, critically and creatively; ability to complete research work by bringing it to the stage where it can be published and be used by the others.
  • Maintain ability to acquire new knowledge by keeping up with the new developments in the field through professional publications and professional meetings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively research findings and plans. This includes ability to present results in the format of technical papers and have them published in professional journals and conference proceedings; ability to explain complex ideas to peers in technical presentations; being aware of funding opportunities and ability to write effective research proposals and obtain research funding.
  • Dedication to advancing science through effective teaching, advising, mentoring and service to professional community.
  • Awareness of the ethical standards in the field, and ability to maintain and advance these standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The program involves a grounding in the methods of applied mathematics and studies of scientific areas in which significant applications of mathematics are made. The field has a broadly based interdepartmental faculty that can direct student programs in a large number of areas of the mathematical sciences.
  • Many specialized or interdisciplinary programs can be designed for individual students, including, for example, a variety of possibilities in biomathematics.
  • The dissertation is normally a mathematical contribution toward the solution of a problem arising outside mathematics.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate background that contains a substantial mathematical component. Applicants are required to submit GRE general test scores, and are advised to submit GRE mathematics subject test scores. 

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • three recommendations
  • GRE general test (GRE subject test in mathematics advised)
  • The Graduate School's official minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL iBT are: Speaking: 22. Reading: 20. Listening: 15. Writing: 20.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29500 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29500 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Ithaca

  • 1128 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


  • The Graduate School takes great pride in supporting a majority of its graduate students – whether through fellowships, assistantships, or grants.
  • Our competitive funding package includes tuition, fees, health insurance, and a living allowance or stipend for 97% of on-campus students in research Ph.D. programs.

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