The Department of Mathematics offers programs leading to the degrees MA or PhD in mathematics and MS in applied mathematics. Students interested in any of these programs should read carefully the materials describing the university requirements. The student is responsible for satisfying these requirements at the proper time. Apply online to the program through the graduate school web site.
For full details on the university's admission requirements, please refer to the graduate school's checklist. This list summarizes the department's additional requirements.
Admitted graduate students are typically supported by a teaching assistantship, which involves being a teaching assistant for several sections of a course each semester, or being a lecturer for a single section of a course, depending on the seniority of the student. The assistantship includes a stipend, health benefits, and a full tuition remission. This support typically continues throughout the student's matriculation so long as the student fulfills the department's rules and deadlines.
The department strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority students, in accordance with the diversity goals of the university.
Underrepresented students may apply to participate in the Colorado Advantage graduate preview program, November 6-8, 2014. All expenses are paid for participants to visit the CU-Boulder campus to meet faculty and current graduate students, tour the building, and learn more about the graduate admissions process.
Application details may be found here.
Admission to the graduate program in mathematics is determined by members of the graduate committee. Our admissions process is holistic and not dependent on any one thing. But historically members have primarily valued the following: