- 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.
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
To be considered for additional funding opportunities it is recommended to complete the Supplemental Funding Information. Only domestic Ph.D. applicants are eligible for Supplemental Funding.
Statement of Purpose & Personal History Statement
Letters of recommendation
Three letters of recommendation with preferably all, but always at least two, from faculty in math. The most important aspect of these recommendation letters is they are completed by individuals who are able to analyze your academic ability and potential for success in a rigorous graduate program.
Once an application is paid and submitted, references will receive an invitation via email to submit a letter of recommendation. Please follow up with references if letters are not received. Learn more here.