The Ph.D. program is structured so as to assume a background equivalent to that of an M.S. in mathematics. It requires a minimum of eight courses distributed over a major and two minor areas, followed by research and specialized studies culminating in an original research dissertation directed by a faculty advisor. The program offers a range of specializations reflecting faculty interests across pure and applied mathematics, including faculty concentrations in graph theory, differential equations and undergraduate mathematics education.
Depending on the student's program and interests, there are diverse career opportunities available in education, government and industry.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application Requirements3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsNo test scores required
Fall PriorityFebruary 15
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.