Mathematics PhD 

Study mathematics as both an applied and pure discipline with the Mathematics PhD from Temple’s College of Science and Technology. In this doctoral program, you will gain the necessary skills to conduct your own original research and prepare for a career in administration, higher education or industry.  

The Mathematics PhD program’s dynamic curriculum provides you with the strong theoretical foundation needed to pursue research in the area of your choice. A range of departmental colloquia and seminars, several of which are specifically geared toward graduate students, give you a broad perspective on the mathematical research being conducted worldwide. In the classroom, you will hone your communication skills for research exposition and teaching.

This intimate program affords you individualized attention, with a small faculty-to-student ratio. Small graduate classes are held in an informal atmosphere, enabling you to work closely with faculty and peers. The department’s strong research faculty will guide you in the areas of

  • geometric group theory,
  • global geometry,
  • harmonic analysis,
  • homological and quantum algebra,
  • low-dimensional topology,
  • mathematical physics,
  • mathematical modeling,
  • mathematical biology,
  • mathematics of materials,
  • numerical analysis,
  • partial differential equations,
  • probability, and
  • representation theory.

In the first two years of the program, you will take introductory courses and complete written comprehensive exams. At this point you will select a thesis advisor and begin your research, of which the results will become the basis for your dissertation. The program may be completed over the course of six years.

A Temple professor helping a student solve a mathematics equation on a whiteboard in a classroom.

Classes & Curriculum

In this 48-credit-hour program, class options include

  • Calculus of Variations,
  • Combinatorial Mathematics,
  • Modular Functions,
  • Number Theory and
  • Topics Computer Program.

​​Learn more about the PhD in Mathematics courses.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Doctor of Philosophy offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,301.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,696.00 per credit

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