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 3.2 (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.  At the minimum, PhD applicants are expected to have taken courses on real analysis/advanced calculus and linear algebra. Students interested in:

  • Pure mathematics should also have taken a course on abstract (modern) algebra. 
  • Applied mathematics should also have taken a course on numerical analysis and ODE. A course in modeling is also preferred.

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

Contact Us

Graduate Student Services Advisor

Margarita Roman


Phone: (951)-827-3090

Graduate Advisor, Recruitment

Dr. Wee Liang Gan


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