Admission to the program is highly competitive. All applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university. Superior academic performance is expected, and a strong background and ability in mathematics are essential for successful completion of the program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the GRE rather than the GMAT. The program is full-time only and is typically completed in five years.


Admitted students are awarded a five-year fellowship that covers their tuition and fees and provides a monthly stipend. During the course of their PhD career, students can receive supplemental support as teaching and/or research assistants.

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