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Applying to the Graduate Program


We're thrilled that you're interested in applying to UW Mathematics and Statistics 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 professors 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.

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 143, 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 e-mail it to the Mathematics & Statistics Department.

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