Graduate Degree Programs

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in Mathematics at UTA! We look forward to your application to one of our degree programs. The objectives of our graduate program are to develop the students’ ability to do independent research and prepare them for more advanced studies in mathematics, and to provide advanced training and preparation for professional careers as mathematicians, mathematics teachers, and those employed in engineering, scientific and business fields.

Master of Science in Mathematics

The M.S. in Mathematics degree option provides opportunities to prepare students for more advanced study in mathematics and offers specializations in mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Data Science, Mathematical Biology, Mathematics Education, and Probability) and in Statistics. Students may choose the Thesis Plan, Thesis-Substitute Plan, or Non-Thesis Plan. Program Details

Master of Arts in Mathematics

The M.A. in Mathematics degree option provides a unique learning experience for those who are interested in strengthening their understanding of mathematics and enriching their understanding of mathematics teaching and learning. Program Details

Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Data Science

The M.S. in Applied Statistics and Data Science (ASDS) degree option provides a unique learning experience for those who are interested in statistical methodologies, data science, big data analytics, and machine learning. The program prepares work-ready students for statistics/data science positions in multiple disciplines and industries. Program Details

Certificate in Applied Statistics

The Certificate in Applied Statistics offers individuals with an undergraduate degree an opportunity to receive graduate instruction in applied statistics as a means of maintaining and enhancing their professional development. The certificate program will provide coursework in statistics to an individual whose undergraduate major was outside the area of statistics. Since the requirements for the certificate are substantially less than those for the M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics, the certificate can be earned in a much shorter time span. When applicable, the courses taken in the certificate program can also be used to satisfy an M.S. in Mathematics degree requirement at UTA and other institutions. Consult with the graduate advisor for advice on graduate course transfer. Certificate Requirements

Ph.D. in Mathematics

The Ph.D. in Mathematics program prepares students as researchers to enter a wide range of professional roles including academia, industry, and business. The program is offered in Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Data Science, Mathematical Biology, Mathematics Education, and Probability) and in Statistics. There are two different routes to obtain the Ph.D. degree: one is to obtain the M.S. degree first and then enter Ph.D. program, while the other is to enter the Ph.D. program directly with a B.S. degree (i.e., the B.S. to Ph.D. track). Program Details

How to Apply

Application to our graduate programs in Mathematics must be completed through the UTA Admission Page. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the writers to the Department of Mathematics via the upload page (in particular, this means that you should provide this link to your letter writers together with the program (MS, MA or Ph.D.) to which you are applying.) If for some reason the upload page is not working, please feel free to email or send by mail:

Department of Mathematics Graduate Program
The University of Texas at Arlington
P.O. Box 19408
Arlington, TX 76019-0408

Application Priority Dates

1. UTA Priority Dates: The Graduate General Application Priority Dates are posted at: UTA Priority Dates.

2. GTA Support Priority Dates: In order to receive full consideration for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) support starting in Fall, applicants need to complete their admission application by February 1 of that year. Admission application also serves as GTA application, which will continue to be reviewed until all positions are filled.

The Math Graduate Affairs committee carefully evaluates and ranks all complete doctoral applications and then makes the recommendations for funding based on available resources. Preference for financial support is given only to Ph.D.-bound graduate students admitted unconditionally into one of our doctoral programs. Due to limited financial resources, not all unconditionally admitted graduate students are offered support. The number of newly supported graduate students depends on the available financial resources at that time, which is based on how many supported students have graduated, the new external grants that the department secures, and other factors.

Application Status

To check the status of your application please visit the UTA: Apply website or contact the UTA Admission Office.

*Note that admission decisions cannot be made unless the UTA Admissions Office has received all the required application documents and has determined that your application is complete and ready for an evaluation! Once an admission decision is made on your application, then you will be immediately notified by the UTA Admissions Office.

To request information about our graduate program, call or send an email to the Mathematics Graduate Program Advisors.