Application Deadlines:
Quarter: 
Domestic Applicants, US Citizens and US Permanent Residents 
Foreign Applicants


Fall quarter(term begins September) Admission & Fellowship Consideration 
January 5^{th}

January 5^{th} 
Fall quarter(term begins September) Admission Only no financial support 
September 1^{st}Programs may set earlier deadlines for both admission and financial award consideration; please check with the individual program for verification. 
May 1^{st}Programs may set earlier deadlines for both admission and financial award consideration; please check with the individual program for verification. 
Winter quarter(term begins January) Admission Only 
November 15th 
July 1^{st} 
Spring quarter(term begins April) Admission Only 
March 1^{st} 
October 1^{st} 
♦♦♦♦ It cannot be stressed enough that applicants should apply by the Jan. 5th deadline for the Fall Quarter. Doing so greatly boosts the applicant's chances of receiving support packages such as Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships. Do not wait to submit everything at once  Every individual component (transcripts, statement of purpose, etc.) can be submitted separately. But all parts must be in by the final deadline date for the respective quarter to which the student is applying. ♦♦♦♦
More information on the graduate division deadlines, and additional important dates can be found at graduate.ucr.edu
Applications are usually considered on a rolling basis; however, for maximum financial assistance you should apply by January 5 to matriculate the following Fall.
Mathematics Graduate Program Brochure
Degree Requirements
M.A. or M.S. in Mathematics
Specific requirements are as follows:
1. Completion of two of the following sequences:
MATH 201A, MATH 201B, MATH 201C; MATH 205A, MATH 205B, MATH 205C; MATH 209A, MATH 209B, MATH 209C; or MATH 210A, MATH 210B, with a grade of “C” or better in each course and a GPA of 3.00 in each chosen sequence.
2. As a substitute for one or more course sequences in (1), passing a Ph.D. qualifying examination fulfills the course requirement of the corresponding sequence.
3. Taking 36 units of courses numbered between MATH 110 and MATH 189, or between MATH 200 and MATH 210. At least 18 must be from courses numbered between MATH 200 and MATH 210.
4. Completion of 2 units of MATH 401, Professional Development in Mathematics.
The requirements of 1 and 2 above constitute the comprehensive final examination requirement for the degree.
M.S. in Applied Mathematics
Specific requirements are as follows:
1. Completion of two sequences of courses numbered between MATH 206 and MATH 209 with a grade of “C” or better in each course and a GPA of at least 3.00 in each chosen sequence. A sequence consists of all courses with the same course number except for an alphabetical suffix. Any course without an alphabetical suffix is not part of a sequence.
2. As a substitute for one or more course sequences in (1), passing a Ph.D. qualifying examination fulfills the course requirement of the corresponding sequence.
3. Taking 36 units of courses numbered between MATH 110 and MATH 189, or between MATH 200 and MATH 210. At least 18 units must be from courses numbered between MATH 200 and MATH 210.
4. Completion of 2 units of MATH 401, Professional Development in Mathematics.
The requirements of 1 and 2 above constitute the comprehensive final examination requirement for the degree.
Ph.D. in Mathematics
Specific requirements are as follows:
1. Passing four sequences numbered between MATH 200 and MATH 210. A sequence consists of all courses with the same course number except for an alphabetical suffix. Any course without an alphabetical suffix is not part of a sequence.
2. For three of the four chosen sequences in (1), a qualifying examination must be taken. Two qualifying examinations, which are associated with two of the yearlong sequences, must be passed with a grade of “A”. The third qualifying examination can be passed with a grade of “B” or better in any of the five sequences. A student is allowed to take the qualifying examination at most twice for each sequence.
3. Completing four quartercourses in mathematics numbered between 211 and 259.
4. Completion of 2 units of MATH 401, Professional Development in Mathematics.
5. Pass the Oral Qualifying Examination (to advance to candidacy).
6. Complete research for the required Ph.D. Dissertation.
7. Pass the final oral defense of your Ph.D. Dissertation.
Normative Time to Degree: 15 quarters