Graduate Coordinator:Lori Dockter
Ross Hall 203
We're thrilled that you're interested in applying to UW Mathematics for graduate school! The application deadline for spring semester in November 1, and the application deadline for fall semester is January 15. Because grant-funded openings can occur unexpectedly, we accept applications year-round, especially in the area of applied mathematics.
Admission decisions are made by a committee of mathematics professors who select applicants with backgrounds indicating a strong potential for successful mathematical research. The committee considers such factors as grades, types of courses taken, research experience, test scores, letters of recommendation, and the student's personal statement. The committee pays special attention to transcripts to make sure that applicants have sufficient experience writing mathematical proofs. International students must be proficient in English, especially if they request financial support in the form of a teaching assistantship.
International students and U.S. citizens who are women or minorities are encouraged to apply! See our recruiting statement.
The application process requires a $50 application fee, which will be paid online through the link below. Electronic copies of the following documents are also uploaded to the online application. Unofficial documents are sufficient for full consideration. Official copies of test scores and transcripts will be required if an applicant is selected by the mathematics department for admission.
Transcripts: Please provide electronic copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
GRE scores: To be considered for admission, an applicant needs a quantitative score of at least 157, and a verbal reasoning score of at least 143, and MUST have been taken within the last 5 years. Although the GRE Mathematics Subject Test is not required, it is desirable, and subject-test scores should be submitted if available.
TOEFL scores: Required for all international applicants. English proficiency is given serious consideration by the admissions committee. The minimum requirement is a composite score of 76 on the Internet-based exam (iBT), or a 6.5 on the IELTS, and MUST have been taken within the last 2 years.
Three letters of recommendation: If possible, your recommenders should speak to your mathematical experiences, research accomplishments, teaching effectiveness, and work ethic.
Personal statement: Please discuss your accomplishments and goals. Also address whether you are requesting a graduate assistantship.