Apply to MS Programs

See below for the admission requirements.

No "Program specific requirements" are imposed on MS applicants in Mathematics, and no "writing sample" is required.

Deadlines

Applications will be reviewed only after they are complete.

October 1, 2017: Deadline for all MS applications for Spring 2018. All materials, test scores and letters should be submitted by this date.

February 1, 2018: Deadline for all MS applications for Fall 2018. All materials, test scores and letters should be submitted by this date.

Online Application

First complete the online portion of the application, including payment of the application fee. Under-represented U.S. minority applicants can apply for an application fee waiver.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University requirements for admission to the Graduate College, the Department of Mathematics requires the following:

GPA (Grade Point Average)

The minimum GPA for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

The GRE general test is required for all applicants living in the United States or Canada and is strongly recommended for other applicants as well. The GRE mathematics subject test, while not required, can strengthen an application.

Transcripts

As part of the online application process you will be asked to upload a copy of your undergraduate transcript (and also graduate transcript if applicable) showing grades for the most recent semester. For example, applicants for Fall admission should submit a transcript showing grades for the preceding Fall.

Letters of recommendation

Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to our online application system. Letters from professors who have taught you in mathematics classes or who have supervised you in a research project are the most useful.

Personal Statement

Please include a personal statement as part of your online application.

Program Specific Questions

The Department of Mathematics does not require any program specific questions.

English proficiency for Admission

1. All international applicants must satisfy the Graduate College English Proficiency Requirement for Admission.
2. The Mathematics Department further requires a minimum TOEFL iBT speak score of 20 for admission to the Masters Program. The only exceptions will be for those applicants exempt from the English requirement for admission or those applicants coming with at least 2 years of fellowship support from an external source.
3. Applicants to MS in the Teaching of Mathematics must satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement for International Teaching Assistants.

Declaration of Finances

International students must submit the Declaration and Certification of Finances form before a visa can be issued. We do not need this form in order to review your application. If you are later offered admission and accept the offer, then you must submit the form along with the required bank statement before you can be admitted to the university and get a visa. The bank statement must show resources for the full cost of education and living expenses. Please note that you are not required to pay this amount, only to show evidence of such finances in a bank account.

To repeat, we do not need this documentation now in order to review your application.