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Mathematics & Statistics Department
Entrance Requirements and Procedures
An undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics (or a related field, such as computer science), or its foreign equivalent is the normal prerequisite to admission.
An applicant who lacks certain lower-level prerequisites for graduate level courses may make up these deficiencies while enrolled in the program. Because the program involves broad and often interdisciplinary programs of study with a wide variety of emphases, the strength of an applicant's general background plays an important role in the admissions process.
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- There is an online application. More information about the application process is provided by the UMD Graduate Program. Mathematical Sciences should be the program selected when filling out an application.
- Transcripts. Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material.
- Application fee of $95 for international students and $75 for domestic students.
- Scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination are required. We receive them electronically, if you specify UMD as one of the recipients when you take the test. The Duluth campus GRE institutional code is 6873. It is also a good idea to upload and/or self-report your scores as part of your online application. We do not require the GRE Math Subject Test.
- Letters of recommendation from three people who are familiar with your education/professional background. Request forms for the letter are part of the online application. Please note that you can submit your application even when your letters have not been submitted yet.
- Personal Statement.
Deadlines: Students can apply for financial aid at any time. Those wishing to enter the program in the fall semester should have all application materials submitted by February 15th; late applications will be considered if resources are available. For initial enrollment in the spring semester, the deadline is November 1st. There are usually a very limited number of GTA positions available in the spring. Therefore, the application for financial aid should be submitted as soon as possible.
The Graduate School offers the Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship as an option for underrepresented groups. The fellowship is awarded to approximately 20 first-year students from underrepresented groups within a specific graduate program (U.S. citizens or permanent residents). The fellowship provides a $25,000 stipend, tuition at regular graduate school rates (up to 14 credits per semester), and subsidized health insurance for one academic year. Students who wish to be nominated must contact the Director of Graduate Studies in advance. The department deadline for this is January 25th.
Special Application Requirements
For additional information on assistantships, fellowships and ways to fund graduate school, please see scholarships and financial aid.
Students applying for financial aid should have all application materials submitted on or before January 15th; late applications will be considered if resources are available. Hard deadline for applicants seeking to enroll during the fall semester is April 20th.
For initial enrollment in the spring semester, the deadline is November 1st. There is usually a very limited number of GTA positions available in the spring. Therefore, an application should be submitted as soon as possible.
Deferral or Readmission
- Admission deferral
- Readmission to the graduate program after not being formally registered for some time
- Official readmission policy
- Transfer from another UMD program
Any graduate credits earned at UMD or any other institution expire after seven years (or after five years if you started your study in 2013 or later). That means you can only use the credit towards meeting the graduation requirements within seven (or five) years since you started a particular course.
You can start your graduate studies even if you are at most 7 credits (and at most 2 courses) short of your undergraduate degree.
Additional useful information for international student can be found at International Student Services web.