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Applying to UW Mathematics|UW Mathematics

Graduate Coordinator: Beth Buskirk
Ross Hall 203
(307) 766-6546

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Department of Mathematics
Ross Hall, Room 202
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3036
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4221
Fax: 307-766-6838
 University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology provides graduate education

Apply to the Mathematics Graduate Program

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 whose backgrounds indicate a strong potential for 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 would like to become teaching assistants.

Step 1: Contact us!

Contact Graduate Coordinator Beth Buskirk (, 307-766-6546) to begin the application process.

Step 2: Apply online.

The application process requires a $50 application fee, which will be paid online through the link below.  The following documents are also to be submitted through online portal:

  1. Transcripts: Please provide transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.

  2. 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. Although the GRE Mathematics Subject Test is not required, it is highly desirable. Please provide GRE Subject scores, if you have them.

  3. TOEFL scores: Required for all international applicants. English proficiency is given serious consideration. The minimum requirement is a composite score of 76 on the Internet-based exam (iBT), or a 6.5 on the IELTS.

    The TOEFL or IELTS are not required if the applicant has graduated within the last year from a U.S. institution or from an institution with instruction in English. The selection committee may request English proficiency scores from any international applicant.

  4. Three letters of recommendation.

  5. Personal statement: Please discuss your accomplishments and goals. Also address whether you are requesting a graduate assistantship.


Step 3: Complete the assistantship form.

Incoming students interested in receiving departmental funding must complete the Teaching/Research Assistantship Application form and email it to Graduate Coordinator Beth Buskirk.


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