• Degree: PhD
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Science
  • Department: Mathematics and Computer Science

Program Description

To obtain Ph.D. Degree in Mathematics, the student should successfully complete a total of 40 credit hours including 18 credit hours of course work with a CGPA of no less than 3.0 and successfully defend the dissertation (22 credit hours) in no less than three years. Moreover, the student has to pass a comprehensive exam after passing at least 15 credit hours of courses before registration of his/her dissertation.


Chairperson:   Prof. Mohammad N. Abdulrahim

Professors:   Prof. Ali El-Zaart

Associate Professors:  Dr. Imad Al Ashmawy, Dr. Toufic El Arwadi, Dr. Seif Elddine Kadry

Assistant Professors:  Dr. Islam Elkabani, Dr. Ahmed Sherif, Dr. Hala Idris, Dr. Houssam Shrayteh, Dr. Noura Yassin, Dr. Wassim El-Hajj Chehade, Dr. Riham Abdel Kader, Dr. Abdullah al-Chakik, Dr. Maher Jneid

Part-time Lecturers:  Dr. Hassan Tarraf, Dr. Ahmad Kheir

The program strives to enable students to:

  1. Have a solid foundation and understanding of mathematics;
  2. Communicate effectively through oral presentations and publications;
  3. Contribute through the development of mathematics research;
  4. Pursue academic positions either in universities or in secondary schools where they become leaders in their area of specialty;
  5. Seek various upright career options in nonacademic sectors that need advanced background of mathematics.

Knowledge and understanding of:

K1-Knowledge of basic theorems and concepts in the different areas of mathematics.

K2-knowledge of the implementation of theories in problem solving.

K3-knowledge of different areas of research in mathematics.

Intellectual abilities:

I1-ability to understand the different math concepts and be able to implement them in our everyday problems.

I2-ability to consider problems that could be solved by implementing concepts from different areas in mathematics .

I3-ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems .

Professional and Practical competencies:

P1-efficient use of computers, laboratories and soft wares to handle problems that are difficult to be solved manually.

P2-understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities

P3-effectient use of the techniques, skills, and tools of modern mathematics

General and Transferable Skills:

S1-functioning in multi-disciplinary teams

S2-communicate ideas effectively in graphical, oral, and written media

S3-recognize and respond to the need for lifelong and self learning for a successful career

To obtain PhD Degree in Mathematics, The student should successfully complete a total of 40 credit hours; including 18 credit hours of course work with a CGPA of no less than 3.0 and successfully defend the dissertation (22 credit hours) in no less than three years. Student has to pass a comprehensive exam after passing at least 15 credit hours of courses before registration of his/her dissertation.
  • Highly paid positions in finance , actuarial work, banking and management.
  • Operation Research
  • Academic positions in schools and/or universities
  • Original contribution to mathematics by conducting research for its own sake

Program Requirements Credits
Courses 18
Dissertation22
Total 40

The program utilizes a number of well-equipped laboratories for practical work and research. The Laboratories serving the program are:

  • 3 Undergraduate Computer Labs 
  • 1  Research Computer Lab

Study Plan:

Elective Courses (EC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
MATH740 Differential Equations 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH741 Homological Algebra 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH742 Universal Algebra 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH743 Numerical Linear Algebra 2 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH744 Topics In Functional Analysis 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH745 Numerical Optimization 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH746 Advanced Methods Of Applied Math 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH747 Measure Theory And Advanced Probability 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH748 Statistical Linear And Non Linear Models 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH749 Lie Theory 3 (3crs.: 3lec) EC
MATH750 Representation Theory 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH751 Evolution Equations 3 (3crs: 3lec.) EC
MATH752 Convex Analysis 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH753 Spectral Theory 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH754 Advanced Topics In Mathematics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC
MATH755 Research Seminar 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) EC

Major Core (MJC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
MATH790 Dissertation 22 (22crs.) MJC