Summary: Applying to math Ph.D. programs
Slides to accompany lecture
CMU Summer Institute
June 17, 2010
Department of Mathematics
Carnegie Mellon University
What are the stages of graduate study?
Beginning and intermediate graduate courses
Reading courses that lead to selection of thesis
topic and thesis advisor
Advanced courses and seminars
Students can count on financial support for
5 or 6 years so long as they make good progress.
For most students, time is tight! Taking courses
and exams requires different skills from doing
research. Ultimately, research is what counts,