Ph.D. Program in Mathematics
The doctoral degree program is our primary offering. Students in this program are supported with Teaching Fellowships, which include a generous stipend plus complete tuition remission.
The limited size of our program contributes to a tight-knit group of friendly graduate students who interact closely with our mathematics faculty.
Master's Programs with Other Schools
Traditionally, we have participated in three joint graduate programs leading to masters degrees outside Graduate Arts and Sciences, including an M.S.T. degree (Master of Science in Teaching), an M.Ed. degree, and a joint M.A./M.B.A. with the Graduate School of Management. These offerings are currently under review due to the introduction of the Ph.D. program. If you are interested in these programs please E-mail the Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs, Dawei Chen.
About Boston College
Boston College is located on a beautiful suburban campus at the edge of Boston. All that Boston has to offer is easily accessible via nearby rapid transit.
The Department of Mathematics is engaged in an ongoing effort to assess our programs. We have organized this effort around several learning goals. We measure student outcomes in these areas annually, and we use that information to improve the structure and content of our major, and of our doctoral program.
The learning outcomes to be attained for graduate students are:
- Students will have broad knowledge of the major areas of modern mathematics (algebra, analysis, and geometry) and detailed command of advanced topics in at least one of these areas.
- Students will be able to do original research in their area of study.
- Students will teach effectively courses in mathematics at the college level.