We appreciate your interest in our graduate program here in the Department of Mathematics at UC San Diego!
For doctorate degrees, we offer a Ph.D. in Mathematics allowing study in any area of mathematics (encompassing Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics), a Ph.D. in Mathematics with a Specialization in Computational Science, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics.
For master degrees, we offer a M.A in Pure Mathematics, a M.A. in Applied Mathematics, and a M.S. in Statistics. Admission decisions for all degree programs are made separately.
Admission to the graduate program is managed through the Department of Mathematics and the Graduate Division. We accept applications for the Fall quarter only.
Departmental support is only offered to Ph.D. students, which typically includes a Teaching Assistantship each academic year as well as full Tuition and Fee Scholarships. This is guaranteed for five years as long as a student is in good academic standing and fulfills all teaching responsibilities satisfactorily. There will be no changes to this policy as long as funds remain available.
For admission to the graduate programs, a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics is recommended or a strong background in mathematics with a minimum GPA of 3.0 required. A year's sequence in both upper-division algebra and real analysis is strongly encouraged.
Both the General GRE and the Math Subject GRE are required for all degree programs. There is no required minimum GRE score.
The TOEFL exam, with a minimum score of 550 for the paper based test (PBT) or 80 for the internet based test (iBT), is required for all international applicants:
The school code for GRE and TOEFL is 4836.
Applications are accepted for the Fall quarter only. The application deadlines for admission are:
|Degree Program||Application Deadline|
|M.A. in Pure Mathematics||February 1, 2016|
|M.A. in Applied Mathematics||February 1, 2016|
|M.S. in Statistics||February 1, 2016|
|Ph.D. in Mathematics||January 4, 2016|
|Ph.D in Mathematics with a Specialization in Computational Science||January 4, 2016|
|Ph.D in Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics||January 4, 2016|
The Department of Mathematics application process is paperless. All application materials must be uploaded to your online application. Please do not send any application materials to us in the mail.
Online Graduate Applications for Fall quarter admission will be available the beginning of September at:
The application fee is:
Only applications with all of the following documents uploaded will be reviewed - no exceptions:
Candidates applying to the Ph.D. in Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics, must select "Statistics" in the "Current Area of Interest" section of their on line application (this means the person is applying to the Specialization in Statistics degree).
Candidates applying to the Ph.D. in Mathematics with a Specialization in Computational Science (CSME), must select "Computational Science" in the "Current Area of Interest" section of their on line application (this means the person is applying to the Specialization in Computational Science degree).
The GRE examinations must be taken no later than December in order for the scores to be considered by the Admissions Committee.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
For answers to your questions, please read the answers to Frequently Asked Admissions Questions before submitting inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.