Extensive information about graduate education at OSU is available at OSU Graduate School..

Overview of our program is at Graduate Degree Programs in Mathematics.

How to progress towards your degree?

Graduate Handbook

The Mathematics Graduate Program rules and requirements are described in the current graduate handbook.

Some rules change over the years. The rules about degree requirements that apply to a student are determined by the Graduate Handbook (previously called Pamphlet) in effect when they entered a particular program (Master's or PhD). The Grad Handbook and Pamphlet archives are maintained for your convenience. More questions about rules and their interpretation? See these Frequently Asked Questions.

Qualifying Exams

PhD students are required to take the Qualifying Exams. Registration for the Qualifying Exams is required.


Graduate course descriptions are listed in the Graduate School Catalog.

Course planned for 2016-17 are summarized at Math Graduate Courses 2016-17. Students should consult their advisors when planning coursework; you are required to file a Course Plan signed by your advisor by Sep. 30, 2016 to the Graduate Coordinator, Stephanie Wise.

Forms, resources, and opportunities

We have assembled links to Mathematics program specific Graduate Resources and to Professional opportunities to assist students in their academic and non-academic professional development. Graduate School posts most of the forms that you will need to organize your progress towards the degree and to schedule various exams and events at the exams and meetings page.