New York, NY
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
20%
80%
student ratio
91
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 1
fall application deadline
14%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Overview

The Graduate Center - The Life of the Mind in the Heart City

A graduate school of arts and sciences, the Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York, offering more than 30 doctoral degrees. In addition to rigorous academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences in a Ph.D.-focused, scholarly environment, the Graduate Center fosters globally significant research across the faculty and in a wide variety of centers and institutes. It is an inclusive community of 7,000 students, scholars, and researchers, drawing upon the widest possible range of experience of race and ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, age, physical ability, and socioeconomic status. Extensive library resources are found at the GC and at each senior college campus throughout New York City.

Program of Study

The Ph.D. Program in Mathematics provides students of high ability and strong preparation with an opportunity to begin study for the doctoral degree either immediately upon graduation from college or after completion of some graduate work in the colleges of the City University or at other accredited institutions.

The program is designed to give students the background they will need to pursue careers as pure or applied mathematicians.

Areas of Specialization

Algebraic Geometry, Algorithms, Analysis and Harmonic Analysis, Combinatorics, Complex Analysis and Teichmuller Theory, Dynamics, Group Theory, Lie Theory, Logic, Number Theory, Probability, Riemannian Geometry and Analysis, Topology, Quantum Information Theory

Path to Degree

The school expects all students to complete all three parts of the First Examination by the middle of September of their second year. The students should be able to complete 45 credits and reach Level II by the end of the second year.

During the third year, students select a mentor who will be willing to chair the Second Examination Committee and assign the topic for the Second Examination. The Second Examination should take place no later than the fourth year. By the end of the fourth, year students are expected to complete the coursework and all other requirements for Advancement to Candidacy. In most cases, the Chair of the Second Examination Committee will become the dissertation adviser.

Thesis research is conducted during the fourth, fifth and sixth year and culminates in the defense sometime during this period.

Learning Goals for each exam and the dissertation can be found here.

Admissions Requirements

Applications are completed online through the Apply Yourself portal where applicants will be required to upload all required documentation. The admission deadline is January 1 for attendance starting the following fall semester.

Required Documentation

Transcripts, General GRE (Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing) & GRE subject scores, Letters of recommendation from two or three professors, Scores on English proficiency exams (required of foreign applicants)


Location & Contact

Program in Mathematics

Graduate Studies
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4039
United States

Ara Basmajian

Executive Officer

Phone: 212-817-8531
Fax: 212-817-1527
Email: abasmajian@gc.cuny.edu

Les Gribben

Director of Admissions

Phone: 212-817-7470
Fax: 212-817-1624
Email: lgribben@gc.cuny.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 13
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 2 Foreign Languages and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

14% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 141
    • Accepted 21
    • Acceptance Rate 14
    • Enrolled 14
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $125
    • Application Fee - International $125
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students91
    • Female Percentage20%
    • Male Percentage80%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students91
    • Part-time Percentage2%
    • Full-time Percentage98%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian38%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races14%
    • Unknown or International Student30%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty43
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage5%
    • Male Percentage95%

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