Why get a Ph.D. in pure mathematics?
The doctoral degree in pure mathematics represents broad study in the fields of analysis, algebra or topology, culminating with a focused dissertation containing publishable results. The degree is the gateway to an academic career in which one can continue to investigate and contribute to modern mathematics at the highest level. A professor of mathematics can look forward to a fruitful and rewarding career of teaching, advising and scholarship. Many of our graduates have gone on to careers at colleges in the region. Others have continued with postdoctoral studies, or have found careers in industry, including software development and actuarial work.
Why choose UNH’s program in pure mathematics?
Our doctoral program is small enough to offer significant communication between faculty mentors and student peers, yet the department is large enough to offer various specialties, including representation theory, operator theory and algebraic topology. After completion of basic coursework, you’ll broaden your studies through participation in seminars, independent study and reading courses. The program includes a required Ph. D. minor project, allowing you to investigate the fields of statistics, integrated applied mathematics and mathematics education, as well as the Ph. D. major requirement. Enjoy an attractive and convenient location in a small college town, yet with easy access to Boston.