Frequently Asked Questions
Can both of my co-advisors be from the same department?
I am interested in applied mathematics, but I am not so sure I want to be in program as interdisciplinary as AIM; I'd rather focus on the methodology of "applicable mathematics" than any specific application. How can I do this at Michigan?
Why can't I find any AIM courses on Wolverine Access (the University's course registration system)?
How highly is the AIM Program ranked?
My background is in another area, but I've taken a few upper-level undergraduate mathematics courses, and I see that AIM considers applicants like me. My question is: if I am not as well-versed in mathematics as some other students when I start, will I have trouble teaching mathematics courses as part of the typical support package for Ph.D. students?
How many students are in the AIM degree programs?
...and how does that compare with the number of graduate students in the standard mathematics graduate program?
I'm a faculty member from another department, and a mathematics Ph.D. student in the AIM Program recently approached me about being a thesis "co-advisor". What does this mean? Will I or my department be financially responsible for this student in some way?
Do any of the AIM degree programs require knowledge of a foreign language?