Student Learning Outcomes

Our student learning outcomes are focused around knowledge areas, skills and attitudes. Each of the objectives for the Applied Mathematics PhD program are detailed below.

1. Students should gain operational understanding of Real Analysis at a level commensurate with their progress in the program.

2. Students should gain operational understanding of Linear Algebra at a level commensurate with their progress in the program.

3. Students will be able to orally present their mathematics, or the mathematics of others, with the aid of relevant presentation software (PowerPoint, LaTeX) as appropriate.

4. Students will be able to present mathematics in writing, utilizing the appropriate conventions of the discipline.  This may involve summary and analysis of the mathematics of others, development (including proof) of their own mathematics, or both. 

5. Students will acquire either (1) a depth of knowledge in one of the following mathematical disciplines
     a. Computational Mathematics
     b. Discrete Mathematics
     c. Operations Research
     d. Probability
     e. Statistics,
or (2) a breadth of knowledge across these disciplines at an intermediate or advanced graduate level.

6. Doctoral students will be able to produce original, publishable mathematics research.  

Preferred Outcomes: The following is a recommended program outcome that the department encourages and supports students in achieving. 

7. Doctoral students engaged in teaching assistantships will become effective classroom educators.