Degrees: Transferring to the PhD Program
A graduate student in the Mathematics MS
or MA program may apply during the spring of his or her first year to transfer
into the PhD program. The procedure is as follows.
No later than the end of the second week
of spring quarter, submit the following to the Student Services Office,
Two of the letters of recommendation must
be from instructors of mathematics courses taken for graded graduate credit
at UW. The third letter, if possible, should be from the instructor of
a mathematics course for which you were employed as a Teaching Assistant;
if you have not been a Teaching Assistant at UW, all three letters should
be from course instructors.
A completed Application for Transfer to the
A statement of Educational and Professional
Three letters of recommendation from faculty
members in the UW Mathematics Department.
Application and recommendation forms can
be obtained in the Student Services Office. It is not necessary to submit
transcripts or to pay an application fee.
During spring quarter, the Graduate Program
Committee will review the application, recommendations, and the student's
course performance. Students with a sufficiently strong academic record in
Autumn and Winter quarter of their first year in the Master's program will
be offered admission to the PhD program. In most cases, they will also be offered 5-year renewable Teaching Assistantships
beginning the following autumn quarter. In
some cases, the Graduate Program Committee may postpone a final decision until
Spring Quarter of the student's second year.
For students who are allowed to
transfer from the Master's to the PhD program, the second year
following admission to the Master's program
will be counted as the first quarter in the PhD program for purposes of normal
progress for PhD students.