Information for candidates regarding the Pure Mathematics Program
Research fields: The research fields of our faculty members include: https://web.math.technion.ac.il/site/areas/
Master of Science
Admissions: Admission is decided on a case-by-case basis, based on academic background. Applications may be submitted twice a year. As a rule, Applicants should:
- Earn a cumulative average grade of 85 for their bachelor’s degree studies. Average grades between 80-85 will be discussed in the Graduate Studies Committee.
- Complete the course “Real-valued functions” (number 104165) or an equivalent course at other institutions.
- Complete four out of the seven following courses (or equivalent courses at other institutions):
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE NAME|
|104030||Introduction to Partial Differential Equations|
|104283||Numerical Analysis 1|
|104276||Introduction to Functional Analysis|
|104280||Modules, Classes and Fields|
* Applicants who do not meet these criteria should contact our graduate coordinator & their application will be discussed in the Graduate Studies Committee.
Students may choose either a research thesis or a non-research-final paper track. The latter consists of an interpretation of a specific topic based on a survey of the current literature. In addition,
- Students holding a three-year bachelor’s degree should complete 55 credit points during their M.Sc. studies in both the final paper and the thesis track.
- Students holding a four-year bachelor’s degree should complete 36 credit points during their M.Sc. studies in both the final paper and the thesis track.
- The thesis is equivalent to 20 credit points and the final paper is equivalent to 12 credit points.
- Students holding an undergraduate degree other than Mathematics are required to complete a higher number of credit points.
- The total number of credit points for the M.Sc. degree coming from coursework is given by the following table:
|Duration of the undergraduate degree||The thesis route||The final paper route|
|3 years||35 points||43 points|
|4 years||16 points||24 points|
Distribution of Courses:
In the first three semesters of a student’s M.Sc. studies, four courses in two out of the three following fields should be taken: Algebra, Geometry-Topology, and Analysis. Some standard graduate courses in each field are:
- Algebra: Modern Algebra 1 (106380), Modern Algebra 2 (106381).
- Geometry-Topology: Algebraic Topology (106383), Differentiable Manifolds (106723).
- Analysis: Functional Analysis (106942), Function Theory 2 (106395), Partial Differential Equations (106413), Measure Theory (106378).
Additional graduate courses given by the Mathematics faculty can be found at /en/courses-for-graduates/.
Admissions: Candidates with a master’s degree who studied at Technion or an accredited academic institution in Israel or abroad, whose average grades and the grade on the thesis paper are not lower than an 80, may apply.
Study requirements: Doctor degree (Ph.D.), is the highest academic degree awarded by the Technion. It is based on substantial research and on reaching a professional level that enables independent high-level research. Ph.D. studies last between three to four years and usually require being full-time at Technion. Students devote their time mainly to research, participate in advanced seminars, and take courses according to a personal program. Students are required to submit a research proposal within eleven months and to pass a candidacy exam a month after that. During the candidacy exam, they will need to demonstrate their ability to conduct independent and original research on the research topic they have chosen. In the final year of their studies, students are required to present their work in a departmental seminar, submit their research Thesis, and pass a final oral exam. In addition, 10 credit points from coursework should be completed.
The description of the research proposal will be used as the basis for the review of candidacy and will be submitted to the Committee through the advisor within 11 months from the commencement of the course of study, based on the following instructions:
- The name of the topic will appear in Hebrew and English.
- Scope of the proposal: about 25 pages.
- Content of the proposal:
- A review of the research background (including literary review)
- The objectives of the research (Faculty-specific instructions may be received from the Department Secretary)
- The research proposal will be submitted to the graduate studies coordinator, Anat Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org signed (at the first page) by the advisor and the Graduate Studies Department Committee Coordinator, Prof. Roy Meshulam email@example.com, after passing the research ethics test and inputting the research’s keywords
- Appointment of the examiner’s committee for the review of candidacy
- The review of candidacy will take place within one month from the submission of the research proposal.
- Important Dates
- ASA – The Technion Sports Unit
- Technion Graduates school information site
For registration to our graduate program follow this link
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org