Mathematics

http://www.math.illinois.edu

Interim Chair of the Department: Sheldon Katz
Director of Graduate Studies: Lee DeVille
273 Altgeld Hall
1409 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-5749
E-mail: math-grad@illinois.edu

Major: Applied Mathematics
Degrees Offered: M.S.
Graduate Concentration: Actuarial Science (in Applied Mathematics only)

Major: Mathematics
Degrees Offered: M.S., Ph.D.
Graduate Concentration: Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics (Ph.D. only)

Major: Teaching of Mathematics
Degrees Offered: M.S.

Graduate Degree Programs

The department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Mathematics, the Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, and the Master of Science in the Teaching of Mathematics. Opportunity also exists for specializing in computational science and engineering within the department's graduate programs via the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Concentration, and for specializing in financial mathematics via the Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics Concentration within the Mathematics Ph.D.

Admission

See the Mathematics Ph.D. information page or the Mathematics Masters information page for application deadlines, admission requirements including English requirements for non-native speakers, and for funding information.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

Students working toward a Ph.D. degree usually require from four to six years to complete the requirements. Each student must pass the comprehensive examinations (testing the student's knowledge of basic graduate-level mathematics in algebra, analysis, and other areas) and the preliminary examination (testing the student's ability to begin or continue research in a chosen field). Students must also write and defend a research thesis in their field of mathematics.

Students must demonstrate competence in five core courses. Two of these are required to be MATH 500 (Abstract Algebra) and MATH 540 (Real Analysis). Students must also demonstrate proficiency in undergraduate complex analysis. 1
Master's equivalency32
MATH 599Thesis Research (0 min applied toward degree)0
Total Hours96
1

 Students in the Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics concentration are not required to take MATH 500.

Other Requirements1 

Other requirements may overlap
MATH 405, MATH 406, MATH 415, MATH 444, and MATH 499 cannot be counted toward this graduate degree.
64 hours in residence
Masters Degree Required for Admission to PhD? No
Comprehensive Exam Required Yes
Preliminary Exam Required Yes
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required Yes
Dissertation Deposit Required Yes
Minimum GPA: 3.25
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Guide to Graduate Studies and the Graduate College Handbook

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics - Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics Concentration

Students working toward a Ph.D. degree usually require four to six years to complete the requirements. Each student must pass the comprehensive examinations (testing the student's knowledge of basic graduate-level mathematics in algebra, analysis, and other areas) and the preliminary examination (testing the student's ability to begin or continue research in a chosen field). Students must also write and defend a research thesis in their field of mathematics.

Students must demonstrate competence in five core courses including the following:
MATH 540Real Analysis4
MATH 561Theory of Probability I4
MATH 563Risk Modeling and Analysis4
STAT 510Mathematical Statistics I4
Students must also demonstrate proficiency in undergraduate complex analysis.
Students must demonstrate competence in the following:
MATH 564Applied Stochastic Processes4
STAT 425Applied Regression and Design3 or 4
FIN 591Theory of Finance4
Students must demonstrate competence in two of the following:8
Actuarial Models for Life Contingencies
Actuarial Models for Financial Economics
Actuarial Loss Models
Master's equivalency32
MATH 599Thesis Research (0 min applied toward degree)0
Total Hours required for the degree96

Other requirements1

Other requirements may overlap.
MATH 405, MATH 406, MATH 415, MATH 444, and MATH 499 cannot be counted toward this graduate degree.
64 hours in residence
Masters Degree Required for Admission to PhD No
Comprehensive Exam Required Yes
Preliminary Exam Required Yes
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required Yes
Dissertation Deposit Required Yes
Minimum GPA 3.25
1

 For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Guide to Graduate Studies and the Graduate College Handbook