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.

For new prospective UC San Diego graduate students, admission to the graduate program is managed through the Department of Mathematics and the Graduate Division. We accept applications for the Fall quarter only.

For any current UC San Diego graduate student who wants to earn a master's degree from the Department of Mathematics, send email from your UC San Diego email account to mathgradadmissions@ucsd.edu to inquire about the application procedure; this must be done before taking any courses or comprehensive/qualifying examinations to be counted toward a degree.

Departmental support offered to Ph.D. students typically includes a Teaching Assistantship in each academic quarter as well as full tuition and fee remission. 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.

 

Application Requirements

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.

 

GRE Tests:

The following GRE Tests are strongly recommend (but not required) for all applicants:

  1. GRE General Test

    You are not required to submit a GRE General test score. If you are unable to provide the GRE Mathematics Subject test score, it is strongly recommended that you submit a GRE General test score.

  2. GRE Math Subject Test

    It is strongly recommended that you submit a GRE Mathematics Subject test score. Applicants who do not submit such a score will still be considered, and may be accepted if there is solid evidence of the skills that are included in the GRE Mathematics Subject test. In case you are unable to submit the GRE Mathematics Subject test results, please include a short explanation in your application.

There is no required minimum score for the GRE General Test.

We recommend that the GRE General or Subject Test be taken no later than October in order for scores to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.  

 

English Proficiency Requirements

The university's policy regarding English language proficiency can be found at https://grad.ucsd.edu/admissions/requirements/international-students/english-proficiency.html

 

Test Scores Reporting Requirements

The school code to send GRE and TOEFL scores is 4836.

 

Fees Requirements

The application fee is:

  • $135.00 for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents Applicants
  • $155.00 for International Applicants

 

Document Requirements

The following documents are required for a complete application:

  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are only required if admitted into the program)
  3. List of mathematics courses taken/projected as well as textbooks used
  4. Exactly 3 letters of recommendation
  5. TOEFL or IELTS or PTE Academic test scores (for international applicants from non-English speaking countries)

Candidates applying to the Ph.D. in Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics, should select "Statistics" in the "Current Area of Interest" section of their online 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), should select "Computational Science" in the "Current Area of Interest" section of their online application (this means the person is applying to the Specialization in Computational Science degree).

 

Application Questions?

For answers to your questions, please read the answers to Admissions FAQs (Graduate) before submitting inquiries to mathgradadmissions@ucsd.edu.

 

Applying to the Graduate Program

Applications are accepted for the Fall quarter only. The application deadlines for admission are:

Fall 2024 Admission

Degree Program Application Deadline
Ph.D. in Mathematics December 6, 2023
Ph.D in Mathematics with a Specialization in Computational Science
Ph.D in Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics
 
M.A. in Pure Mathematics February 7, 2024
M.A. in Applied Mathematics
M.S. in Statistics

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.

 

Apply Online

Online Graduate Applications for Fall quarter admission will be available the beginning of September at:

Apply Now! — https://connect.grad.ucsd.edu/apply/