Admission to the Graduate Program
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all graduate students. Admission requirements are the standard university criteria of either: (1) at least the equivalent of a 3.0 (out of 4.0) grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 attempted semester hours of credit earned toward the baccalaureate; or (2) a GRE score of at least 1000 for the combined verbal-quantitative sections of the General (Aptitude) Test; or (3) a prior graduate degree from an accredited institution. GRE results must be less than five years old. Transfer of credits from other programs will be considered on a course-by-course basis. The department requires international students and students whose native language is not English to have a minimum score of 220 (computer-based test; or equivalent score on the paper-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Additionally, students entering the graduate program with regular status are assumed to have a working knowledge of undergraduate calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, computer programming, and maturity in the language of advanced calculus (at the level of MAA 4226). Students who are not adequately prepared in one or more of these areas can select appropriate courses from the undergraduate curriculum to make up such deficiencies. Such courses, unless specially approved, will not be counted toward the graduate degree. Applicants not qualified for regular status may be admitted initially to the university in a non-degree-seeking status, and up to nine hours in this status can be transferred into a graduate program.
Admission to the Ph.D. Program in Mathematics is formalized by the university upon the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. To be eligible to take the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination, the student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0) in all work beyond baccalaureate.
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