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Admission Requirements

All applicants to graduate programs must hold a bachelor's degree or expect to be awarded such a degree before entering our program. Students who apply to the MS programs must hold at least the equivalent of a minor in mathematics; that is, they should have completed three semesters of calculus, up to and including multivariate calculus; and semester courses in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, calculus-based probability and statistics, and elementary set theory and logic. A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 ("B" average) in mathematics courses is expected. For admission to the PhD program, a master's or bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Statistics is required, with a GPA of at least 3.5.

The GRE general test is required for admission. A minimum score of 155 is required on the quantitative section (700 on the old GRE scoring system). Generally, higher total scores are expected from students applying to the PhD program, with at least 160 being typical. Although it is not a requirement, the GRE Mathematics subject test is recommended. Proficiency in English is expected of international students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL is required for admission and a minimum score of 93 is required of students applying for a graduate assistantship. Also acceptable for admission  are an overall band score of 6.5 on the International English Testing System (IELTS) or a score of 47 on the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). The English proficiency requirement is met for applicants with degrees earned in English from accredited universities and colleges in the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand or other English speaking countries.

Application Procedures

All applications for admission to one of our graduate programs will also automatically be considered for financial aid—no separate application is required.

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. To be considered in the initial review when most of the students are selected, applications should be received by February 1 (April 15 for MAT program). However, applications can be submitted any time, and some financial aid may still be available as late as the summer preceding the academic year. All application materials from international students requiring a US visa must be received prior to April 1 (but sooner is better) in order to allow time for the necessary paperwork to be processed.

Students should apply on the Graduate School's website:

The application must contain:

  • Relevant contact information, including email addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and mailing addresses, etc.
  • Statement of Purpose/cover letter, including a statement of interest in some broad area of mathematics
  • Official copy of transcripts
  • Name and email addresses of three professors who have agreed to write letters of recommendation. The application system will automatically generate an email to each of them, asking them to forward their letters of recommendation.
  • GRE general test score
  • TOEFL score of students whose native language is not English. TSE test is strongly recommended for PhD students.
  • An application fee of $65, plus an International Application Fee of $5.

To learn more about specific requirements for each graduate program in Mathematical Sciences, please select the appropriate link below:

MS in Mathematical Sciences

MS in Statistics

Masters of Arts for Teachers of Mathematics(MAT)

PhD in Mathematical Sciences

PhD in Mathematics – Statistics

Graduate Certificate for Teachers of Mathematics

4+1 Master's Degree in Mathematical Sciences



For further information, please contact Ms. Kamellia Smith

Phone: (513) 556-4053
Fax: (513) 556-3417