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Admission Requirements

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All Applicants

Admission is granted jointly by the Graduate School and the Department of Mathematics. The Department of Mathematics recommends admission to the Graduate School, and the Graduate School checks that minimum requirements have been met and makes the final decision on the admissions. The minimum requirements for admission to graduate programs in mathematics set by the Graduate School are:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 (“A”= 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or last half-degree requirement) and a 3.00 GPA or better on any graduate work already completed. International applicants must have at least a 3.00 GPA, or equivalent, on all college-level work attempted.
  • GRE general test
  • Acceptance by the Department of Mathematics.

Additionally for International Applicants

English Proficiency

  • An applicant whose native language is not English and/or who has been educated outside of the U.S. in a country or province where English is not the only official language must demonstrate proof of English proficiency by submitting either a TOEFL or an IELTS or PTE score before the application is evaluated for admission.

TOEFL

On the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the following minimum scores are required for admission:

  • 550 (paper-based exam)
  • 213 (computer-based exam)
  • 79 (internet-based exam)

IELTS

On the IELTS (International English Language Testing Service), the following minimum score is required for admission:

  • 6.5

PTE

On the PTE (Pearson’s Test of English) the following minimum score is required for admission:

  • 59

Applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement if they have completed one of the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or
  • a college-level degree showing the completion of post-secondary education in a country where English is the primary official language.