Math PhD named 2021-22 ARCS Scholar

Graduate - October 13, 2021

Congratulations to PhD student Brian Tran, recipient of a 2021-22 ARCS Foundation Fellowship Award!  ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation of San Diego is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization founded and administered by women who support American leadership and aid advancement in science and technology.

GPSA Names Two in Mathematics for the 2021 Community Awards

Graduate - August 3, 2021

Congratulations to Math Ph.D. student Evangelos “Vaki” Nikitopoulos, recipient of the 2021 Professional / Grad Student Leader Award from the GPSA (Graduate & Professional Student Association). Also receiving an award, as Outstanding Professional / Grad Student Support Staff is Scott Rollans, Director of Student Services.

Fall 2021 Qual Exams - Sept 7-10, 13-15

Graduate - July 12, 2021

Fall 2021 Math Qualifying Exams will take place September 7-10 and 13-15. Register ASAP (no later than Friday, July 16, 2021) at:

For questions, contact Kelly Guerriero (

2020-21 TA Awards

Graduate - June 14, 2021

On behalf of the entire Mathematics Department - the Graduate Awards Committee have named four Ph.D. students as the recipients of the 2020-21 Teaching Assistant Award. Please join us in acknowledging the excellence, dedication and hard work of Bochao Kong, Eva Loeser, Alex Mathers, and Alec Todd.

Spring 2021 Qual Exams - May 10-14, 17-21

Graduate - March 17, 2021

Spring 2021 Math Qualifying exams will take place May 10-14 and 17-21. Register here by March 26:

For questions, contact Kelly Guerriero (

2020-2021 Powell Dissertation Fellowships

Graduate - February 15, 2021

Congratulations to the following Ph.D. students who have been awarded the 2020-2021 Department of Mathematics Powell Dissertation Fellowship: Yingjia Fu, Xindong Tang, Yucheng Tu, Jaqueline Warren, Yizhe Zhu.

Fall 2020 Qualifying & Comprehensive Exams

Graduate - July 28, 2020

Algebra – August 31
Real Analysis – September 1
Statistics – September 2
Complex Analysis – September 3
Applied Algebra – September 4
Numerical – September 8
Topology – September 9

MATH 282 Comprehensive exam - September 22 

Questions? Please contact Kelly Guerriero (

Spring 2020 Math Qualifying and Comprehensive Exams

Graduate - April 20, 2020

Please sign up via this link, by April 30, 2020:

Questions? Contact Kelly Guerriero (

Applied Statistics Comp Exam - Postponed

Graduate - March 2, 2020

Due to the drastic changes mandated for Spring quarter, the Applied Statistics Comprehensive exam has been postponed until further notice - registered students will be notified once it has been rescheduled.

Registration: Go to Registration Form

This examination is normally only held twice per year

Masters Program Application Deadline

Graduate - January 20, 2020

The deadline to apply to all three Masters programs in Mathematics (Pure Math, Applied Math, and Statistics) is Monday, February 3, 2020.