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Academic Progress and Assessment

To remain eligible for all forms of financial aid, students must meet the criteria for satisfactory academic progress set by The Graduate School. In addition, students must fulfill the Preliminary Exam requirement set by the department. For students who are unable to make satisfactory academic progress, the department follows the TGS policies for academic probation and dismissal. Students wishing to appeal a dismissal decision should follow the appeal process guidelines set forth by TGS.

The graduate program aims at guiding students toward original research. At the end of the program (normally by the end of the fifth year of study) students are expected to submit and defend a PhD thesis that contributes new results to the body of mathematical knowledge.