# The Ph.D. Programs

# Ph.D. Programs

The Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics and in Atmosphere-Ocean Science and
Mathematics are open to students who wish to pursue a career in
academic research and teaching, as well as in the private and public
sectors. Consistent with its scientific breadth, the Institute welcomes
applicants whose primary background is in quantitative fields such as
economics, engineering, physics, or biology, as well as mathematics.
Doctoral students take advanced courses in their areas of
specialization, followed by a period of research and the preparation
and defense of the doctoral thesis.

The Graduate Department of Mathematics at the Courant Institute
offers balanced training in mathematics and its applications in the
broadest sense. The Department occupies a leading position in
pure and applied mathematics, especially in ordinary and partial
differential equations, probability theory and stochastic processes,
differential geometry, numerical analysis and scientific computation,
mathematical physics, material science, fluid dynamics, math biology,
Atmosphere and Ocean science, and Computational Biology.

## The Ph.D. in Mathematics

For detailed information about the Ph.D. program in Mathematics, click here.

## The Ph.D. in Atmosphere Ocean Science and Mathematics

For detailed information about the Ph.D. program in Atmosphere Ocean Science and Mathematics, click here.