Applications will be reviewed only after they are complete.
October 1, 2019: Deadline for all MS applications for Spring 2020. All materials, test scores and letters should be submitted by this date.
February 15, 2020: Deadline for all MS applications for Fall 2020. All materials, test scores and letters should be submitted by this date.
Beginning in 2021, applications for MS Math, Applied Math, and Teaching of Math will normally be accepted for the fall semester only.
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 and mathematics subject tests are strongly recommended but not required. The GRE mathematics subject test, while not required, can strengthen an application.
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.
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.
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.