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Mathematics

Research interests include algebra, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, differential equations, differential geometry, logic and foundations, modern analysis, noncommutative geometry, number theory, operator algebras, probability, and topology. 

Degrees Offered:

Degree Details: 

MA
Requires 30 semester hours of approved graduate study with a presentation of a mathematics project or thesis before a faculty committee.

MS in Applied Mathematics
Requires 30 hours of graduate course work, at least 18 hours in the mathematics department and at least 6 hours in a minor area where mathematics plays a significant role, and a presentation of a mathematics project or thesis before a faculty committee.

PhD
Requires 30 hours of approved graduate study and 30 hours of dissertation credit, successful completion of preliminary and comprehensive examinations, and a successful dissertation defense.

Admissions Requirements: 
  1. Hold at least a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.
  3. Have demonstrated mathematical maturity and accomplishment roughly at the level of a successful mathematics major at CU Boulder. Must also demonstrate mathematical potential: success in courses in advanced calculus and abstract algebra help demonstrate this potential.
  4. GRE scores: General and mathematics subject specific exams are mandatory.
  5. TOEFL scores: International students must pass the TOEFL with a score of at least 100 unless they matriculated at an English-speaking institution.
  6. Submit three letters of recommendation from accredited mathematicians.

There are no preapplications or pre-evaluations needed for applicants. For specific requirements of the Mathematics department go to http://www.colorado.edu/math/.

Financial Support: 

Students in the Ph.D. program are typically funded with teaching assistantships, which include tuition waivers. Some students in the Master's program are also funded.

Fall Domestic Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 2, 2015
Fall International Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Spring Domestic Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Spring International Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 15, 2014
Contact Information: 

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Program Assistant
Mathematics 260
395 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0395
Phone 303-492-3161
Fax 303-492-7707
 

Where To Send Your Materials: 

Application Mailing Instructions

Domestic Applicants:

Transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553 USA

For overnight or express mail (DHL, FEDEX, UPS):

Graduate Admissions             
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street , Bldg RL3, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA                                                                                                                              
Phone:  (303) 492-6301
  

All International Applicants

Transcripts should be sent directly to Office of Admissions/International.  Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, FedEx)          

Office of Admissions/International               
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street, Bldg RL3, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

Phone: (303) 492-6301