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Department of Mathematics



Programs


Dear Prospective Student,



Welcome to the Mathematics Department at the University of California, Riverside.

The fact that you are considering graduate studies is a bold first step in a rewarding, yet challenging commitment to your future. Entering students will  find that the time and effort required to succeed in their studies goes well beyond what they encountered as undergraduates.

Success requires both mathematical ability and the raw determination to grapple with a subject for as long as it takes in order for understanding to break through. This process can be intimidating. Those who succeed in their studies are usually the students who find that attaining understanding more than compensates for the effort required. For these individuals, the life of a mathematician can be truly rewarding.  

At UCR, our graduate studies program emphasizes strong interaction with faculty in order to gain maximum benefit from course work. First, it allows students to explore new mathematical understanding in both personal and social contexts. Secondly, it immerses students deeply in exploration, inquiry and analysis. Finally, it familiarizes students with the ever-changing body of research literature related to learning and teaching mathematics and contemporary research methodologies.

The cumulative experiences of our mathematics program prepare graduates to conduct quality research in universities or industry, to take on important leadership roles in mathematics education communities, and to enter classrooms better equipped to teach lessons that encourage deeper mathematical thinking.

We look forward to having you in our program and we look forward to helping you succeed.


Warmest regards,

The Department of Mathematics


Application Requirements

  • ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED.
  • YOU MUST FIRST APPLY ONLINE TO BE ABLE TO UPLOAD ANY INFORMATION YOU NEED TO SEND US.

To Apply:

  • Complete an electronic application by following this link
    • NOTICE: ANY SUBMITTED DOCUMENTS ARE NOT RETURNABLE AND THE APPLICATION FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE.
  • Submit:

    A. Three (3) letters of recommendation.

    B. Supplementary Fellowship Form (optional).

    C. Financial Statement Form (required of international applicants).

    D. Official GRE General Exam scores (sent directly from ETS): Minimum Score Required: 301-305 (department code 0703) - (School Code: 4839).

    E. TOEFL score (if applicable) - Minimum score of 550 or 213 for the computer-based version of the exam or 80 on the internet-based version of the exam.

    F. A non-refundable application fee of $80.00 for domestic applicants or $100.00 for international applicants.
  • Send:

    A. One set of official transcripts - you need at least a 3.20 GPA - from all post-secondary institutions attended. If transcripts are not in English, certified translated copies must be sent in addition to those in the native language.

 

Math Graduate Program mailing address:

Graduate Program in Mathematics
University of California, Riverside
Department of Mathematics
900 University Ave.
ATTN: Margarita Roman, 216 Skye Hall
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3090
Fax: 951-827-7314
Email: margarita.roman@ucr.edu

Application Deadlines:
Quarter:Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and
US Permanent Residents
Foreign Applicants
Non-Immigrant/Visa Students
Fall quarter (term begins September):
Admission & Fellowship Consideration

January 5th


Applications received after January 5 will be considered for financial support if funding remains available.

Some programs are able to accommodate additional applicants with financial support after this date. Please consult the specific program webpage for more information.

January 5th

Fall quarter (term begins September): Admission Only - no financial support

September 1st

Programs may set earlier deadlines for both admission and financial award consideration; please check with the individual program for verification.

May 1st

Programs may set earlier deadlines for both admission and financial award consideration; please check with the individual program for verification.

Winter quarter, admission only
(term begins January)

November 15th

July 1st

Spring quarter, admission only
(term begins April)

March 1st

October 1st


Applications are usually considered on a rolling basis; however, for maximum financial assistance you should apply by January 5 to matriculate the following Fall.

 

Questions?

Request More Information

Read our Graduate Program FAQ
Email Margarita Roman- margarita.roman@ucr.edu


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 year-long 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 quarter-courses 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


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900 University Ave.
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Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department of Mathematics
Surge (Skye) Hall 202

Tel: (951) 827-3113
Fax: (951) 827-7314

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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