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Application Information

The following items are required to apply to the Graduate Program of Mathematics:
  • Departmental Preapplication form Only submit once. If you made an error in the departmental pre-application, do not submit it again. Notify our department and we will edit the the departmental pre-application on our end. If you are wanting to apply to the Online Master's in Mathematics program, you must contact Judy Muzny (, 979-862-4860) for special application instructions. Do not use the Departmental Preapplication link above to apply to the online Master's program.
  • ApplyTexas application. Once the main Admissions Office receives the ApplyTexas application, they will send a notice to you with information about the UIN (university identification number) and how to use this number to access the AIS tracking system where you will upload your remaining items (personal statement, resume, transcripts, and test scores) and also track the status of your application materials. Please be aware that it usually takes the main Admissions Office 3-5 days to send the UIN notice after receipt of the ApplyTexas application. And during peak application periods (December-March), it can take up to 10 days or longer to send the UIN notice so you will need to take this into account when submitting your application. We ask that you do not enter in your Social Security Number in the ApplyTexas application.
  • Official transcripts and degree statements from every senior-level institution of higher education attended (transcripts from community colleges are not required). For review purposes, you may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts into the AIS system. If your Social Security Number is printed on the transcript, you must black it out prior to uploading.
    • For international applicants: transcripts must be in native language of the institution and also include an official English translation
  • General and Math Subject GRE scores taken within 5 years of the date application was received (the GRE Subject score is only required for PhD applicants). The scores must be reported directly from ETS. Our institution code is 6003. A departmental code is not needed.
    • If native language is not English: TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores taken within the last 2 years of the date application was received (must be directly reported from their respective testing centers. Our institution code is 6003; the departmental code is not necessary). Our university will only waive the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE if the student scores at least 400 (old scale system) or 146 (new scale system) on the verbal portion of the general GRE OR if the student has completed a bachelor's degree with all years of attendance at a US institution (having just an MS from a US institution is not sufficient). However, international PhD applicants wishing to be considered for departmental Teaching Assistantship still need to submit official TOEFL scores as these are taken into account when deciding admittance with support.
    • Our university requires a minimum TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer- based, 80 internet-based OR an IELTS score of at least 6.0 OR a PTE score of at least 53.
  • 3 letters of recommendation. There is an electronic Letter of Recommendation system (eLOR) accessed via AIS which is the preferred method for submission (paper letters submitted via regular mail take longer for Admissions to process). Applicants must enter in the email address and other information pertaining to their recommender into the eLOR system then click "send email" to notify their recommender that they are requesting a letter of reference. Recommendations should come from individuals who can attest to the applicant's mathematical abilities.
  • Application fee (non-refundable): 65.00 for U.S. applicants, 90.00 for international applicants.

Departmental Application Deadlines (These take precedence over any deadlines posted at the ApplyTexas Site. Applications submitted after these departmental deadlines are not guaranteed to be reviewed for the semester requested on the application.)

Application must be received by
Fall (Sept.-Dec.)
December 15
Spring (Jan.-May) August 1
Summer (June-Aug.)
November 1

Students must complete both the Departmental Preapplication form and the ApplyTexas application. Failure to submit the Departmental Preapplication form will result in delayed consideration for admittance and support. The ApplyTexas application, personal statement, resume, transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation must go directly to the main Admissions Office as outlined at the ApplyTexas website (students must contact the main Admissions Office directly if they have questions or concerns about any of these items). Once all the above items have been received in the AIS system and show as a green "check mark", applicants will be able to access a link to a Confirmation Page where they state that all items they have submitted are true and accurate. Our Graduate Committee will review an application before payment of the application fee. In this instance, students should mark in the ApplyTexas application that they will pay by check or money order. Students should be sure to read through these Application FAQs . Also, due to the high volume of applications made to our program, it is not possible for our department to do spot checks for receipt of items upon request. For receipt of the ApplyTexas application, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and test scores, students should use the AIS system to track their application. We provide the AIS link above. If our Graduate Committee has questions as they begin their review process of files, we will e-mail students at that point.