New Doctorate in Mathematics Program

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beginning in the fall of 2013, the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at The University of Tulsa will offer a doctoral degree in mathematics. The features of the Ph.D. in Mathematics program will reflect the demands of the modern world, extending its methods of quantitative and qualitative study to various branches of science and engineering.

Students enrolled in this doctoral program will be exposed to an in-depth specialization in a chosen mathematical field and, at the same time, have the opportunity to expand their specialization into other scientific and applied disciplines. This dynamic and flexible approach will make candidates ideally suited for today’s employment market in government, industry, and academia. Doctoral graduates will command a wide spectrum of competencies in theory as well as applications. Current areas of mathematical research in the department include applied analysis, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, and mathematical biology.

The new doctoral program will offer the option of an interdisciplinary component, giving students the chance to improve their mathematical knowledge, participate in original research and apply their skills outside the discipline of mathematics, in areas such as computer science, bioinformatics, engineering, neuroimaging, physics, and finance. In these cases, co-advisors will be available from other research units in the university as well as from nonacademic, commercial, and industrial organizations (e.g., medical facilities, oil and gas, or financial institutions).