# Math Graduate Handbook

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## Introduction

Living Document (VERSION 1.0, September 2021):

The Field will routinely update this document and increment the version number and date.

The graduate program in the field of mathematics at Cornell leads to the Ph.D. degree, which takes most students five to six years of graduate study to complete. One feature that makes the program at Cornell particularly attractive is the broad range of interests of the faculty. The department has outstanding groups in the areas of algebra, algebraic geometry, analysis, applied mathematics, combinatorics, dynamical systems, geometry, logic, Lie groups, number theory, probability, and topology. The field also maintains close ties with distinguished graduate programs in the fields of applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, and statistics.

## 1. Structure of the Math Ph.D. Program

- 1.1 Ph.D. Program Overview
- 1.2 Timeline of Milestones
- 1.3 Learning Goals and Assessment
- 1.4 Advising Committee
- 1.5 Core Courses Syllabi
- 1.6 Foreign Language Requirement
- 1.7 Special Master's Degree in the Minor Field for Math Ph.D. Students
- 1.8 Faculty in the Graduate Field of Mathematics
- 1.9 Professional Development
- 1.10 Course Descriptions
- 1.11 Required Training

## 2. Admissions

## 3. Contacts and Forms

## 4. Funding and Awards

## 5. Resources

## 6. Math Minor

## 7. History of the Mathematics Graduate Program

## 8. Additional Sections

- 8.1 Olivetti Club
- 8.2 "What is...?" Seminar
- 8.3 Outreach
- 8.4 Orientation and Mentoring
- 8.5 Graduate Student Volunteer Roles
- 8.6 Desk Fest Rules