College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria
  • A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in subject matter and scholarship to that offered by the University of California. 
  • A minimum of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA in undergraduate years and in post baccalaureate work. 


Department Requirements 

We welcome all applicants with a strong background in mathematics.  PhD applicants on the quarter system are expected to have taken at least 6 upper division courses in any of the following areas: linear algebra, abstract algebra, real analysis/advanced calculus, complex analysis, topology, ordinary/partial differential equations, numerical analysis, and probability. For those that attend an institution on a semester system, at least 4 upper division courses instead of 6.

For students interested in Applied Mathematics, a course in modeling is preferred.

In addition, all applicants are required to submit a list of the math courses taken, brief descriptions of the courses, and the textbook used for each course.

All classes should be proof based. We will consider applicants who are taking some of these courses at the time of application or will be taking them prior to graduation from their institution. Additional upper division math classes are preferable. The prerequisites for our courses can be found in the UCR catalog online here.

Department and University Requirements

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Graduate Student Services Supervisor

Margarita Roman


Phone: (951)-827-3090


Graduate Student Services Advisor

Kathryn Aquino


Phone: (951)-827-3127


Student Affairs Specialist

Randy Morgan


Phone: (951)-827-3114


Graduate Advisor, Recruitment

Dr. Zhenghe Zhang


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