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Online Graduate Applications for Fall quarter admission will be available the beginning of September at:
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Applying to the Graduate Program
Applications are accepted for the Fall quarter only. The application deadlines for admission are:
Fall 2025 Admission
Degree Program | Application Deadline |
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Ph.D. in Mathematics |
Opens: September 4, 2024 Closes: December 4, 2024 |
Ph.D in Mathematics with a Specialization in Computational Science | |
Ph.D in Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics | |
M.A. in Pure Mathematics |
Opens: September 4, 2024 Closes: February 5, 2025 |
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.
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:
For Fall 2025 admissions, the GRE General and GRE Mathematics Subject Test are required, ensuring that all applicants meet our rigorous academic standards. Furthermore, we will be carefully reviewing the GRE Mathematics Subject Test to gain deeper insights into each candidate's mathematical abilities and potential. This additional assessment allows us to evaluate your readiness for our challenging programs and helps us identify those who will thrive in our academic community.
There is no required minimum score for either GRE Test.
We recommend that the GRE General and 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:
- Statement of Purpose
- Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are only required if admitted into the program)
- List of mathematics courses taken/projected as well as textbooks used
- Exactly 3 letters of recommendation
- 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.