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Mathematics Graduate Program: Information for Applicants
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The mathematics graduate program at Dartmouth College is a small, selective program that serves students who wish to complete a PhD in pure or applied mathematics. The program is structured to serve both those who envision a career involving research and teaching as well as those who wish to continue their research in industry. It is a five-year program in which students are enrolled in each of the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. Students who are admitted to the PhD program are offered support through a Dartmouth Fellowship or other grant for up to five years provided they continue to make satisfactory progress towards their degree.

Read the PhD requirements and timeline which includes the steps towards completing your degree.

If you are considering applying to the graduate program here, we advise you to review the research interests of our faculty to make sure there are a few areas of interest to you. Make sure to solidify your understanding of the advanced undergraduate courses available for your major, as this will ease your entry into graduate work.

Areas which students have recently chosen for their dissertation research include algebraic number theory, algebraic topology, arithmetic geometry, combinatorics, complex networks/systems, functional analysis, knot theory, logic, mathematical biology, numerical analysis, Riemannian geometry, set theory, and signal processing. Review their thesis abstracts and advisor and job information.

For additional information about our program, please visit our Graduate Student Info page and our FAQ for Applicants page. For information about the Dartmouth graduate student community, including housing, social events, and further support, visit the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies website. You may also contact our department information manager by email at

Application Requirements

Financial Information

All of our admitted students have their tuition waived. In addition, they are supported through a Dartmouth Fellowship or other grant for five years assuming that they remain in good standing within the department. This support is in the form of a monthly stipend. There is nothing additional that you need to complete to receive this support. It happens automatically when you are accepted into our program.

Virtual Tour

View a Kemeny Hall virtual tour, created by graduate student Richard Haburcak.