Information for Prospective Graduate Students
The Department of Mathematical Sciences Graduate Admission Committee evaluates all applications and decides which candidates will be admitted and which of those admitted students will receive offers of financial support in the form of fellowships, teaching assistantships, or research assistantships. All applicants will automatically be considered for both admission and financial support, unless directed otherwise by the candidate.
Applying to the Graduate Program
In order to be considered for admission to the graduate program, candidates must complete the UWM Graduate School online application.
Information about submission of transcripts, GPA requirements, and English proficiency can be found on the Graduate School website. The application will request that you provide your intended course of study and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences encourages, but does not currently require submission of general GRE scores. GRE Mathematics subject test scores are appreciated, but also not required.
Prospective students interested in visiting the Department of Mathematical Sciences are encouraged to contact the Associate Chair for the Graduate Program to arrange a visit.
Admissions are made on a rolling basis, so there are no hard deadlines. Nevertheless, most offers of Teaching assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Fellowships are made during the Spring Semester for students who will begin their studies the following Fall. In order to maximize chances of obtaining the best possible financial aid package, it is recommended that the application be completed by January 31. Later applicants with good credentials will be considered for admission and financial aid subject to availability. Similarly, students wishing to begin their studies in the Spring Semester will be considered for admission; a small pool of financial aid is usually available for students beginning in the Spring.
Students must apply to UWM and the Department of Mathematical Sciences by completing the online application. A key component of the application requires the applicant to provide names and e-mail addresses of three (3) individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Submission of general GRE scores is recommended, but not required; the GRE Mathematics subject test scores are appreciated, but not required.
Admission and financial aid decisions are made on a rolling basis; there are no hard deadlines. Nevertheless, for candidates seeking to begin studies in the Fall semester, it is recommended that the application, including all letters of recommendation, be completed by January 31. Meeting this soft deadline will maximize the applicant’s chances of getting the best-possible offer from our department.
- The online application requires that you upload a copy of your transcript. An unofficial transcript provided to you by your home institution is acceptable. An official transcript is required only if you receive and accept an offer of admission from our program.
- Reference letter providers will receive an e-mail from the UWM Graduate School with instructions to electronically upload their letter of recommendation.
- Mailing your transcript(s) and letters of recommendation to the department will not complete your application.