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  Jan 21, 2018
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Mathematics, PhD


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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  > Department of Mathematics  > Mathematics, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy Degree


Degree Requirements

Award of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree signifies that the recipient has acquired a broad knowledge of the discipline and has demonstrated, by successful completion of an acceptable dissertation, research competence meeting the discipline’s national standards.  The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of one academic year of full-time residence; enrollment in at least six semester hours of dissertation courses; and successful completion of examinations in the discipline, at the discretion of the department.

Doctoral students’ dissertation committees must be comprised of a minimum of five members to include three faculty members who have their primary appointment within the major department and at least one approved member external to the major department from industry and/or academia who is acceptable to the department and the college.  Candidates must specify a dissertation committee and have the names on file in the Office of the Dean at least one semester prior to their graduation. After these minimum requirements for committee members are satisfied, additional committee members may be approved from industry or academia, but 50% of the committee must be tenured/tenure-track faculty at the University of Houston.  Research faculty or instructional faculty may serve on dissertation committees, but not chair the committees.  However, a research professor may serve as a co-advisor with a tenured/tenure-track faculty.  Candidates must specify a dissertation committee and have the names on file in the Office of the Dean at least one semester prior 

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