3.10-Minimum Number of Courses

(3.10) Minimum Number of Courses

As a condition of satisfactory progress, all Ph.D. students receiving full time financial support from the Department of Mathematics are expected to take three courses each semester (exclusive of seminar courses) that are either part of program requirements or represent approved or mandated prerequisite courses. More advanced Ph.D. students may, with approval, use research hours (Math 797) in place of one or more of these courses, when appropriate. In addition, they are expected to satisfactorily complete with a grade of B or better at least two graduate mathematics courses in the Department of Mathematics each semester toward fulfillment of their program requirements. Independent Study cannot be used to fulfill this requirement during the first year the student has been admitted into the Ph.D. program. Courses taken for audit do not count toward maintenance of satisfactory progress or these minimum enrollments.