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Graduate Admissions Requirements


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Masters of Sciences Program - Admission Requirements

For unconditional admission a student must meet the following requirements:
  • 1. A B.A. or B.S. degree in Mathematics or closely related fields.
  • 2. An overall GPA in the final 60 hours of coursework of a 3.0 or better, as calculated by the Graduate School, on a 4.0 scale.
  • 3. A minimum total combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • 4. For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (or an equivalent score on a computer-based test) or a score of 40 on the Test of Spoken English.
  • 5. Three favorable letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work.

Applicants who do not satisfy requirements 2 or 3 above may be considered for unconditional admission if further review of their undergraduate transcript, recommendation letters, correspondence or direct interactions with Mathematics faculty, and statement of professional or research interests indicates that they are qualified to enter the Masters Program without deficiency.
If an applicant does not meet a majority of standards for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission requires that the applicant receive a B or better in their first 12 hours of graduate course work at UTA.

Students that are unconditionally admitted will be eligible for available scholarship and/or fellowship support. Award of scholarships or fellowships will be based on consideration of the same criteria utilized in admission decisions. To be eligible, candidates must be new students coming to UTA in the Fall semester, must have a GPA of 3.0 in their last 60 undergraduate credit hours plus any graduate credit hours as calculated by the Graduate School, and must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of course work in both long semesters to retain their fellowships. An applicant may be denied admission if they have less than satisfactory performance on a majority of the admission criteria described above.

A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate. An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.

 

Master of Arts Program - Admission Requirements

For unconditional admission a student must meet 1-3 or 3-5:
  • 1. A B.S. or B.A. degree with at least 18 hours of Mathematics coursework with a GPA of at least 3.0, as calculated by the Graduate School on a 4.0 scale.
  • 2. A minimum total combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • 3. Favorable letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work and/or professional work.
  • 4. A B.S or B.A degree.
  • 5. Certified to teach mathematics at the Secondary Level (Secondary Mathematics Certification)

Applicants who do not satisfy requirements 1 or 2 above may be considered for unconditional admission if further review of their undergraduate transcript, recommendation letters, correspondence or direct interactions with Mathematics faculty, and statement of professional or research interests indicates that they are qualified to enter the Masters Program without deficiency.

If an applicant does not meet a majority of standards for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission requires that the applicant receive a B or better in the first 12 hours of graduate course work at UTA.

An applicant may be denied admission if they have less than satisfactory performance on a majority of the admission criteria described above.

A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate. An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.

 

Doctoral Program - Admission Requirements

For unconditional admission a student must meet the following requirements:
  • 1. A Masters Degree or at least 30 hours of graduate coursework in Mathematics or closely related fields.
  • 2. A minimum GPA of 3.0, as calculated by the Graduate School, on a 4.0 scale in graduate course work.
  • 3. A minimum total combined score of 1100 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • 4. For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (or an equivalent score on a computer-based test) or a score of 40 on the Test of Spoken English.
  • 5. Three favorable letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work and/or professional work.

Applicants who do not satisfy requirements 2 or 3 above may be considered for unconditional admission if further review of their undergraduate transcript, recommendation letters, correspondence or direct interactions with Mathematics faculty, and statement of professional or research interests indicates that they are qualified to enter the Doctoral Program without deficiency.

If an applicant does not meet a majority of standards for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission requires that the applicant receive a B or better in the first 12 hours of graduate course work at UTA.

Students that are unconditionally admitted will be eligible for available scholarship and/or fellowship support. Award of scholarships or fellowships will be based on consideration of the same criteria utilized in admission decisions. To be eligible, candidates must be new students coming to UTA in the Fall semester, must have a GPA of 3.0 in their last 60 undergraduate credit hours plus any graduate credit hours as calculated by the Graduate School, and must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of course work in both long semesters to retain their fellowships.

An applicant may be denied admission if they have less than satisfactory performance on a majority of the admission criteria described above.

A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate. An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.

 

 

For further information and application forms, visit the Graduate School website.

For inquiries about the Department of Mathematics, write or send an email to:
Dr. Jianzhong Su
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19408
Arlington, TX 76019-0408

Metro 817-273-3261
FAX 817-794-5802