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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Fall and Spring: 8am - 5pm

Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Ross Hall Rm. #224

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838



Statistics Program Information


Applying to the Graduate Program


We're thrilled that you're interested in applying to UW Mathematics and Statistics for graduate school!

Admission decisions are made by a committee of faculty members who select applicants with backgrounds indicating a strong potential for successful 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.

For math degree applicants, 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.


Mathematics Program Specific Admission Requirements

The application deadline for fall semester is February 1st and the application deadline for spring semester is November 1st.

Because grant-funded openings can occur unexpectedly, we accept applications year round, especially in the area of applied mathematics.

To be competitive for admission, applicants must have strong backgrounds in mathematics. Generally, this means a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a closely related discipline. All applicants should have substantial coursework beyond the calculus sequence; courses in differential equations, linear algebra, and, in particular, courses in abstract algebra and analysis are highly recommended. A solid performance on the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics can demonstrate the applicant's mastery of these subjects. The GRE Subject Test in Mathematics is therefore recommended but not required.

The GRE General Test is required, with a minimum Quantitative Reasoning score of 157 and Verbal score of 143. International applicants need a composite TOEFL score of 76 or an IELTS score of 6.5.

January 15th 2021- Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the GRE General Test requirement has been waived for graduate applicants to the Math Graduate Program for the Spring 2021 Semester.

ETS only reports TOEFL scores taken within two years of the date of request.


Requirements for Admission for M.A.T. or M.S.T.

Applicants are required to have:

  • A valid teaching endorsement in any state or educational requirements satisfied for secondary teaching;

  • courses equivalent to MATH 3205, 3500, 4000, and 4600;

  • a course in computer programming.

Students who enter the program with a deficiency in the courses listed above must take them at UW, but these courses may not be counted toward the course requirements of the M.S.T./M.A.T. program.

Statistics - Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines: Feb. 15 (for Fall Admission) & Nov. 15 (for Spring Admission)

A minimum combined score of 291 is required for Master's applicants. (150 verbal, 141 Quantitative-UW Minimum scores) GRE scores are valid for 5 yrs.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must complete the TOEFL (600 or 100 iBT minimum score) examination or IELTS (6.5 minimum score). However, financial assistance is typically provided to only those students with demonstrated communication skills in spoken English and to those whose TOEFL scores reach 650 and above (114 Ibt) or IELTS (7.0). Therefore, for all students desiring to be considered for financial assistance we recommend taking the TSE (Test of Spoken English) examination or being able to present other evidence of English speaking ability.

The Statistics program requires 3 confidential letters of recommendation uploaded directly from reference to the application portal.

Statistics Ph.D. Program

This degree is on hiatus and is being reworked. We are not accepting applicants for this degree at this time.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Computational Science Minor

In recognition of the importance of modeling and simulation in an increasing number of applications, the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Computational Science Minor is intended to help prepare science, math, and engineering students for leading roles in their professions.

The Undergraduate Minor in Computational Science is based on the following requirements:

  1. The student must earn 15 credit hours in specified courses.

  2. Within the 15 credits, the student must earn 9 credits at the upper-division level (3000 or above).

  3. Within the 15 credits, the student must earn 6 credits outside of her/his major.

  4. Within the 15 credits, the student must earn at least 6 credits in core courses.

  5. Only grades of C or better will be accepted for the minor.

The 15 hours of coursework are divided between core and elective courses as listed below.

Core Courses           

  • Numerical Analysis (Math 4340/COSC 4340)

  • High-Performance Computing (Offered as a topics course.)

  • Scientific Computing (MATH 3340/COSC 3340).

  • Statistical Computing and Modeling (STAT 4460).

 Elective Courses

  • Computational Biology (BOT 4550/5550)

  • Algorithms and Data Structures (COSC 3020)

  • Mathematical and Computational Methods in Physics (PHYS 4840)

  • Molecular Modeling (CHEM 4560/5560)

  • C with Numerical Methods for Engineers (ES 3070)

  • Mathematical Modeling (MATH 4300)

  • Introduction to Finite Element Methods (ME 4040)

  • Principles of Database Systems (COSC 4820)

Send an email to Dr. Dan Stanescu for questions about the graduate minor in Interdisciplinary Computational Science

Application Process

Step 1 Apply Online

The application process requires an 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. You need a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0.
  • 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 150, and the exam 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 write about 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.

Click here to apply online.

Step 2 Complete the Assistantship Form

Incoming students interested in receiving departmental funding must complete the Teaching/Research Assistantship Application form and email it to the Mathematics or Statistics programs.

Contact Us

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Fall and Spring: 8am - 5pm

Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Ross Hall Rm. #224

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838



Statistics Program Information


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