Department of Mathematics

The Mathematics Department of METU has large and active research groups working on several branches of mathematics. The department currently has 38 full time faculty members with diverse research areas in Algebra, Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory, Analysis, Coding Theory and Cryptography, Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis, and Geometry-Topology. The department offers a comprehensive Ph.D program for students planning a career in academic research and university teaching. Graduate students can take a variety of advanced courses according to their interests and they have an opportunuity to work with faculty members who are experts in their research areas, and to take part in activities of corresponding research groups in the department. Our graduate students, in particular, can participate in regular seminars, events and projects organized by the members of each research group.

Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Program on B.S.

MATH 506 Comprehensive Studies: (0-4) NC

MATH 506 Comprehensive Studies: (0-4) NC

MATH 600 PhD Thesis: NC 

MATH 600 PhD Thesis: NC 

7 elective courses and a seminar course (NC) 

14 elective courses and a seminar course (NC)

Minimum total credit: 21 

Minimum total credit: 42 

Number of courses with credit (min): 7

Number of courses with credit (min): 14

How to complete the program(s)

The program(s) consists of five tasks.

1. To pass the Preliminary Exam.

2. To pass the Doctoral Qualifying Exam.

3. For Ph.D. on B.S., to pass 14 graduate courses (42 credits) and a seminar course successfully.
    For students with an M.Sc. Diploma, to pass 7 courses (21 credits) and a seminar course successfully.

4. To pass the thesis proposal defense.

5. To write up and defend the thesis.

Please see the acedemic catalog for details (possible elective courses, contents, programs etc.). 

Application

In order to apply to the program, canditates must have a B.S. degree with CGPA of minimum 3.00/4.00 or a M.S. degree with CGPA of minimum 3.50/4.00. In fact, it is desirable to have B.S. degree in mathematics, or to have taken a number of mathematics courses during studies for the B.S. degree. Furthermore, candidates must have ALES (quantitative) score of min. 70 (80 for Ph.D. on B.S.), and they must submit language test score.

For more details see here.