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Masters Degree Program Admissions Requirements
Pure & Applied Mathematics: Applications are invited from qualified students with at least a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning in mathematics, or in the physical sciences or engineering with a strong mathematics background. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. The minimal mathematics background includes at least 13 credit hours of mathematics courses past the calculus sequence (single and multivariate calculus and differential equations).
Applied Statistics: Any applicant who has a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution and shows promise of successfully completing the degree requirements will be considered for admission. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. The minimal mathematics background is an undergraduate course sequence in univariate and multivariate calculus (at IUPUI, MATH 16500, 16600, 17100, and 26100), plus a linear algebra course (at IUPUI, MATH 35100 or 51100). Applicants who lack only the algebra course may be admitted conditionally and then must complete such a course as soon as practicable.
Mathematics Education: Any applicant who has a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution and shows promise of successfully completing the degree requirements will be considered for admission. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. The minimal mathematics background includes undergraduate coursework in univariate and multivariate calculus (at IUPUI, MATH 16500, 16600, 17100, and 26100), differential equations (at IUPUI, MATH 26600), linear algebra (at IUPUI, MATH 35100), and abstract algebra (at IUPUI, MATH 45300.)
Take appropriate test(s) and submit score(s) to IUPUI:
- GRE (Optional): Official general GRE test scores are only required for applicants who wish to be considered for financial support from the program (not needed for financial assistance through FAFSA). IUPUI's school code for the GRE is 1325.
- English Proficiency Requirements: Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following options:
- Official TOEFL score report not more than two years old (IUPUI's school code for the TOEFL is 1325) with the following minimum scores:
- 570 on paper-based test, or
- 230 on computer based test, or
- 79 on internet-based test, with the following minimum sub-scores:
- Writing 18
- Speaking 18
- Listening 14
- Reading 19
- Official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5.
- Official PTE (Pearson Test of English) score of at least 58.
- Successful completion of a post-secondary degree at a college or university in a native-English speaking country or country recognized by IUPUI for TOEFL exemption within two years of the anticipated enrollment semester.
Note: After admission is granted and prior to IUPUI course registration, non-native speakers of English may be required to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Test through IUPUI’s Testing Center and take supplemental English courses if prescribed based on the results. This information will be provided in the admission letter sent by the Office of International Affairs, if admission is granted.
U.S. Permanent Residents: Non-native speakers of English who are U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the IUPUI approved options for admission purposes. After admission is granted and prior to IUPUI course registration, U.S. permanent residents may be required to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Test through IUPUI’s Testing Center and take supplemental English courses if prescribed based on the results. This information will be provided in the admission letter sent by the Office of International Affairs, if admission is granted.
Prior to filling out the IUPUI Online Application, have the following ready:
- Personal Statement. The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for a statement that outlines your personal and professional goals (300-500 words). This can be uploaded to the online application.
- Resume or CV. This can be submitted as part of the online application or emailed directly to the department at email@example.com.
- Supplemental Question Form. This form may be printed as a PDF document and then uploaded to your online application for submission or emailed directly to the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Three References for Letters of Recommendation. Requests for letters of recommendation are submitted through the online application. You must list three references on your online application with their contact information (valid email address, title, institution, mailing address and phone number) so that the requests may be sent.
Submit the following:
- IUPUI Online Application. A non-waivable, non-refundable application fee of $60 for domestic applicants and $65 for international applicants will be charged and may be paid by credit or debit card. Upload your Personal Statement to the application (along with your Resume/CV and Supplemental Question Form in the same document if you wish or email these separately to email@example.com). Enter the contact information for your three references in order for requests for letters of recommendation to be sent out.
Note: If you are applying to the Ph.D. program and wish to also be considered for the M.S. program, it is not necessary to submit a separate M.S. application. Please ensure you indicate your interest to be considered for both programs on the Supplemental Questions form.
- Official Transcripts. Official transcripts and evidence of degrees awarded from each post-secondary school attended must be sent directly to the department:
Attn: Graduate Admissions Committee
IUPUI Department of Mathematical Sciences
402 N. Blackford Street, LD 270
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
If the original documents are not in English, you must submit a certified translation of each official transcript and degree certificate. Notarized copies are NOT acceptable.
If you are a domestic student wishing to submit an electronic transcript for the Ph.D. program, please submit the official transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org and submit a copy of the official transcript to email@example.com. If you are a domestic student wishing to submit an electronic transcript for the MS program, please submit the official transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Financial Statement (International Students Only). After the Graduate Admissions Committee has made their admission and financial support recommendations, students recommended for admission without financial support will be required to download and submit the International Student Financial Information Form. The form and required documentation can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the address above.
If you receive financial support from the program, we will submit this information on your behalf.
Note: All documents submitted become the property of IUPUI. After one year of no enrollment, hard copies will be discarded.
Deadlines are firm.
March 1: priority deadline for all applicants and deadline for all international applicants
May 1: deadline for all domestic applicants
Oct 1: deadline for all applicants
*Due to the schedule of course offerings, it is not always feasible to begin the program in the spring semester (particularly for the Applied Statistics program). Before applying for spring admission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 1: Math Education applicants only (no other M.S. Math programs offer admission in the summer)