Applied M.S. and Ph.D. Degree Requirements and Academic Planning

People interested in viewing the degree requirements can choose one of the requirement forms below, which provides highlights of the requirements. For a complete reading of all aspects of degree requirements, including admission requirements, advising structure and mentoring, the make up of examination committees, advancement to candidacy, normative time to degree, etc., consult the Applied Mathematics M.S. and Ph.D. Degree Requirements (PDF) posted online at the Graduate Studies website.

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Degree Requirements in Applied Mathematics

If you entered before Fall 2011:

If you entered Fall 2011 or later:

Academic Planning for Continuing Students

In 2016-17, UC Davis and the Graduate Student Association decided to update the paper-based assessment program with a more useful web based Student Progress Assessment to promote productive discussions and the set clear goals and expectations, thus enhancing the mentor/mentee relationship. To this end, it is expected that the assessment will be completed during an in-person meeting between the mentor and their mentee.

An annual progress assessment is expected to be completed for each graduate student between April 1st and June 30th. The student's major professor or graduate advisor can also initiate an interim or follow up assessment at any time throughout the year.

Read more about Student Progress Assessment on the Graduate Studies website.