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Application Requirements

department of mathematics

Applications received by January 28, 2013 will receive full consideration for admission and Teaching Assistantships. 

 A complete application includes:

  • Application forms
  • Official transcripts
  • An abstract of mathematics courses taken at other institutions 
  • GRE scores (including the Mathematics subject test)
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from undergraduate teachers of Mathematics
  • A detailed description of coursework. For an example of the information we'd like included, coursework description
  • Official TOEFL scores, for students whose native language is not English
  • The application fee.

Some advice

At a minimum, students should have had at least one year of Abstract Algebra and
one year of Analysis (real and complex) in their undergraduate preparation. It is
helpful to list the textbooks used for these courses. Since our research is centered
around Number Theory/Representation Theory and Geometry/Topology, our aim is
to accept only those students with an interest in at least one of these areas. The
Statement of Purpose is a good place to describe this.