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Mathematics

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Mathematics. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen

January 15

December 1 (Financial support is generally not available for students starting in January.) Only exceptionally does the Mathematics Department consider admission into its graduate program for the Spring semester.

The Mathematics Department does not offer admission into the graduate program for the Summer semester.
International

January 15

October 15 (Financial support is generally not available for students starting in January.) Only exceptionally does the Mathematics Department consider admission into its graduate program for the Spring semester.

The Mathematics Department does not offer admission into the graduate program for the Summer semester.


Contact Information Mailing Address
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Name: Shannon Cassady 
Phone: (765) 494-1961
E-mail: scassady@purdue.edu
Graduate Office
Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
150 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067
USA

Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score has been set
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test:
    Advanced Mathematics - strongly recommended; required for fellowship consideration and for applicants to the Computational Finance program and the Computational Science and Engineering program.

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test:
    Advanced Mathematics - strongly recommended; required for fellowship consideration.
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 570
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Not required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test:
    Advanced Mathematics - strongly recommended; required for fellowship consideration.

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Not required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test:
    Advanced Mathematics - strongly recommended; required for fellowship consideration.
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 570
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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