(revised August, 2016)
Graduate Students in the MATH, STAT, or AMSC programs are expected to make reasonable progress toward their degrees. In the following charts, a supported student is one who receives funding from the Mathematics Department, either as a TA, GA or as a fellow.
Notes:
1. The time limits for support by the Mathematics Department apply even if the student is not supported by the Mathematics Department for some intervening period.
2. In the absence of exceptional circumstances, students who do not pass all of their written qualifying exams by the end of the January cycle of their THIRD year will be dropped from the program.
3. In some cases, upon admission, the Graduate Director can negotiate a slower timetable. Examples include parttime students, and students that would benefit from taking 400level courses in their first year.
4. Since the requirements in the Scientific Computation concentration of the AMSC program are somewhat different, there is a separate set of charts for students in this concentration.
5. For students in the Applied Mathematics concentration of the AMSC program, "qualifying exam" may in some cases be replaced by its equivalent in other departments. In BMGT, this may mean two written examinations (since they only cover one semester of material each), and in CMSC this may mean "qualifying requirement". 6. Please note that it is a University requirement that a student be registered during the semester that they plan on completing their degree/graduating.
To convert credit hours to units:
 899, units = 18 Ã— credits
 799, units = 12 Ã— credits
 600 level, units = 6 Ã— credits
 400 level, units = 4 Ã— credits
For the AMSC requirements for Applied Mathematics and Applied Statistics, see the AMSC website
Progress expected of students in the MATH and STAT Ph.D. programs
By the end of: 
Ideal progress 
To maintain support 
To remain in program 
1^{st} Year 
Prepare for and pass 2 qualifying exams 
Pass 12 credit hours with at least a 2.75 gpa 
Pass 24 units each term with at least a 2.75 gpa 
2^{nd} Year 
Finish the 4 courses and choose field/advisor 
Pass 1 exam by January, and pass 24 credit hours, at least 15 at 600 level, with 3.0 gpa 
Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 gpa 
3^{rd} Year 
Advance to candidacy, start working on dissertation 
Pass all exams and course requirements by January 
Pass all exams and course requirements by January 
4^{th} Year 
Make good progress toward dissertation 
Reach candidacy by March 1 
Pass 24 units each term with at least 3.0 gpa 
5^{th} Year 
Finish dissertation, publish paper(s) and apply for jobs 
Make good progress toward finishing dissertation 
Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 gpa and reach candidacy 
6^{th} Year 

Last year of support eligibility 
Have a further 4 years to complete Ph.D. 
Progress expected of fulltime students in M.A. or M.S. programs (nonthesis option)
By end of: 
Expected progress 
1^{st} Year 
Prepare for and pass 1 qualifying exam and complete at least 12 credits at the 600 level with 3.0 gpa 
2^{nd} Year 
Complete course requirements and complete qualifying exams (exams must be completed by January). Must be registered during final semester. 
(International students usually need to complete the Masters degree in 2 years because of visa requirements.)
Progress expected of parttime students in M.A. or M.S. programs
By end of: 
Ideal progress 
To remain in program 
1^{st} Year 
Prepare for and pass 1 qualifying exam (nonthesis option), or complete at least 12 credits at the 600 level with 3.0 gpa (thesis option) 
Pass 48 units each term with at least a 3.0 gpa 
2^{nd} Year 
Complete course requirements and qualifying exam requirements (nonthesis option). Choose advisor and begin serious work on thesis (thesis option) 
Pass 48 units each term with at least 3.0 gpa 
3^{rd} Year 
Complete scholarly paper (nonthesis option) or thesis, receive degree 
Pass 48 units each term with at least 3.0 gpa, pass 2 exams (nonthesis option) and complete course requirements. 
4^{th} Year and beyond 

Pass final exam by end of 4th year. Complete M.A. or M.S. by end of 5th year. Must be registered during final semester. 
Progress expected of students in AMSC Scientific Computation M.S. program
By end of: 
Ideal progress 
To remain in program 
1^{st} Year 
Pass AMSC 660663, plus one Core Science Course, with 3.5 gpa 
Pass 48 units each term with at least a 3.0 gpa 
2^{nd} Year 
Complete core requirements, with 3.5 gpa 
Pass 48 units each term with at least 3.0 gpa 
3^{rd} Year 
Complete electives and scholarly paper (nonthesis option) or thesis, receive degree 
Pass 48 units each term with at least 3.0 gpa. Must be registered during final semester. 