Information for Prospective Students

The department typically admits 10 to 12 new students each year, and typically has a total of 50 to 55 students. Initial admissions decisions are usually made in mid-February, but we frequently admit additional students as the process proceeds. Students in good standing are guaranteed support for 5 years, and some students receive support for a 6th year. The average time required for a student to finish a PhD is 5.4 years.   

Application Information

Program Interest Form

Normal Progress

Basic Courses

Recently Taught Courses, Including Topics Courses

Geometry & Topology RTG (Research Training Grant)

Doctorates Awarded (Graduate Alumni)

Congratulations to our Graduates in their new positions!

  • Jens Kjaer has accepted a Postdoctoral position with the "Operads, Calculus, and Homotopy theory methods in Topology" (OCHoTop) project. (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Université de Lille (ULille)).
  • Adam Moreno has accepted the "E.R. Hedrick Assistant Professor" position (Postdoctoral) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • Whitney Liske has accepted an Assistant Professor position at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA
  • J.D. Quigley has accepted the "H.C. Wang Assistant Professor" position (Postdoctoral) at Cornell University.
  • Cunlu Zhou has accepted a Postdoc position at the University of Toronto