Students in the AMSC program are expected to make reasonable progress toward their degree. In the following charts, a supported student is one who receives funding from the Mathematics Department as a TA, GA or as a fellow or funding from other affiliate units.

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 that do not pass all three qualifying requirements by the end of the January cycle of their THIRD year will be eliminated from the program.

3. In some cases, upon admission, the Graduate Director may negotiate a slower timetable.

4. 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.

Applied Mathematics Concentration

By the end of Ideal progress To maintain support To remain in the program
1st Year Prepare for and pass 2 qualifying exams Pass 12 credit hours with at least a 3.0 GPA  Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA
2nd Year Pass third exam, choose field/advisor, and advance to candidacy 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
3rd Year Make good progress toward finishing dissertation Pass all exams by January, and remain enrolled full-time Pass all three exams by January
4th Year Finish dissertation, and apply for jobs Reach candidacy by March 1 Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA
5th Year   Make good progress toward finishing dissertation Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA, and reach candidacy
6th Year Last year of support eligibility 

Applied Statistics Concentration

By the end of Ideal progress To maintain support To remain in the program
1st Year Prepare for and pass 2 qualifying exams. Complete STAT 700, 701, 740, 741 Pass 12 credit hours with 3.0 GPA Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA
2nd Year Complete both a Statistical Computing course and a Multivariate Analysis course with at least a 3.5 GPA. Complete all core courses and application courses 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
3rd Year Complete Data Analysis Project, and advance to candidacy Pass all exams by January, and remain enrolled full-time Pass all three exams by January
4th Year Complete practicum, and make good progress toward finishing dissertation Complete Data Analysis Project, and reach candidacy by March 1 Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA, and complete the Data Analysis Project
5th Year Finish dissertation, 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
6th Year Last year of support eligibility 

Scientific Computation Concentration

By the end of Ideal progress To maintain support To remain in the program
1st Year Complete AMSC 660, 661, 662, plus one Core Science Course, with a 3.5 GPA
Pass 12 credit hours with at least a 3.0 GPA Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA
2nd Year Complete all core courses, including AMSC 663-664, with a 3.5 GPA Complete AMSC 660-664, each with a B or better, and pass 24 credit hours, with a 3.0 GPA Complete AMSC 660-664, each with a B or better, and pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA
3rd Year Reach candidacy, and make good progress toward dissertation Complete all core courses, with 3.5 GPA in these courses, by the end of the third year, and remain enrolled full-time Complete all core courses by the end of the third year
4th Year Make good progress toward finishing dissertation Reach candidacy by March 1 Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA
5th Year Finish dissertation during first semester, 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
6th Year Last year of support eligibility