Ph.D. in Mathematics with Computation

Are you ready to embark on a groundbreaking academic journey and shape the future of mathematics and computation?

The College of Charleston proudly announces its historic Ph.D. in Mathematics with Computation program, marking a monumental milestone as our institution's first doctoral offering since earning the esteemed status of a Professional Doctorate University (PDU) by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

The doctoral program in Mathematics with Computation provides a research degree compatible with academic and industry careers, by integrating computational tools into all areas of mathematics. This innovative program has both 3-year full-time and 5-year part-time options and can be entered after completing the M.S. degree at CofC or with an M.S. from another institution. Graduates will be well-versed in theory and at ease with computational methods and tools that advance mathematical understanding.

Flexible class schedules with late afternoon and evening courses are available. Whether you choose full-time or part-time status, you'll have the freedom to pursue your doctoral ambitions while maintaining your current employment. 

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Why Earn Your Ph.D. in Mathematics with Computation at the College of Charleston?

At the College of Charleston, we're dedicated to your success. Here's why our program stands out:
  • Diverse Research Opportunities

    At the heart of our program lies a wealth of research opportunities led by our accomplished graduate faculty. Dive deep into the realms of pure and applied mathematics while also immersing yourself in the world of computation. This multifaceted approach ensures our graduates emerge with a competitive edge, ready to excel in both academic and industry settings. 

  • Industry-Relevant Curriculum

    In today's world, mathematical and computational skills are more critical than ever. That's why all candidates, regardless of their research focus, will engage with a mandatory computational component. This forward-thinking approach reflects the growing importance of computational tools in all facets of mathematics, providing graduates with a distinct advantage in both industry and higher education. 

  • Supportive Academic Environment

     Our commitment to academic excellence is unwavering. You'll benefit from strong faculty mentorship, a robust research community, and a team-driven research model. Moreover, the program places a significant emphasis on developing your teaching skills, aligning perfectly with our institution's dedication to undergraduate instruction. 

  • A Visionary Program by Renowned Professors

    This groundbreaking program has been meticulously crafted by esteemed mathematics professors, including Annalisa Calini, Martin Jones, Bob Mignone, and Liz Jurisich. Their dedication ensures that the program seamlessly integrates with our undergraduate offerings and upholds our commitment to academic excellence. 

  • Transforming the Lowcountry

    As the Lowcountry continues its evolution with a growing focus on research and development, this program positions our graduates to be key drivers of innovation and success in the region. The knowledge and skills you acquire will empower you to make a meaningful impact on South Carolina's academic and industrial landscape. 

Careers & Outcomes

Our extensive network and industry partnerships open doors to internships, research collaborations, and job placements. We connect you with the opportunities you need to thrive in your chosen field. Upon graduating from our Ph.D. program, you'll be equipped for a range of exciting roles and poised to make a significant impact: 

Common Roles: 

  • University Professor 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Research Scientist 
  • Computational Mathematician

Harness the power of mathematics and statistics to transform your future. The College of Charleston is your launchpad to a successful and fulfilling career in academia, industry, and government.

Admissions Information

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  • Admissions Requirement

    Institutional Admissions Requirements

    • A completed application form with a nonrefundable application fee of $60.
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
    • International applicants should refer to the International Students area within the “Admissions
    • Information” section of the catalog for information on providing appropriate documentation with the application.

    Program Admission Requirements

    Any decision regarding admission is made by the Graduate Steering Committee based on the application material and supporting documents:

    • Hold the equivalent of a master of science (MS) in mathematics or statistics with at least a 3.500 GPA from a regionally accredited university or exceptional individuals with a mathematical preparation comparable to that of a Master of Science degree in mathematics or statistics.
    • Mathematics subject GRE.
    • TOEFL or IELTS (International students only).
    • Two letters of reference.
    • Statement of research intent, identifying research area and potential research mentor(s).
      Curriculum Vitae.