Mathematics Ph.D. Program Admission Requirements

Program Overview │ Financial Support


Applications are invited from individuals with a strong background in mathematics who either have an M.S. in mathematics or have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with advanced courses in mathematics. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Competitive applicants will have successfully completed the following coursework: linear algebra, abstract algebra, complex analysis, real analysis, numerical analysis, partial differential equations (PDE), ordinary differential equations (ODE), mathematical statistics, probability.

This program requires completion of at least 90 credit hours of graduate work; an M.S. degree from an accredited university may contribute up to 30 credit hours toward this requirement, subject to approval.

Application Instructions

STEP ONE
Take appropriate test(s) and submit score(s) to IUPUI.

  • GRE: Official general GRE test scores are required and the GRE Math Subject Test is recommended, but not required. The GRE Math Subject Test is encouraged in order to optimize your chance of admission and financial support from the program. 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:

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.

STEP TWO
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 gradmath@math.iupui.edu.

  • 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 gradmath@math.iupui.edu.

  • 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.

STEP THREE
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 gradmath@math.iupui.edu). 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 gradadm@purdue.edu and submit a copy of the official transcript to gradmath@math.iupui.edu. If you are a domestic student wishing to submit an electronic transcript for the MS program, please submit the official transcript to gradmath@math.iupui.edu
 
  • 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 gradmath@math.iupui.edu 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.