Admission -- Ph.D. in Mathematics
Basic Practical Knowledge
- Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to choose one or more among the department's research areas and indicate preferred advisor(s), which can be changed later during the Ph.D. study.
- A sound undergraduate or master level background in mathematics is required for entrance into the Ph.D. program.
- It is highly recommended that all applicants take the GRE exams (including the mathematics subject test), and
submit their scores. Applicants without GRE scores may be at a disadvantage in the decision process for financial aid. The GRE code you need to use to have your score submitted to UConn is on the online application page.
- All international students (whose native language is not English) must pass either TOEFL or IELTS (enclose a copy of the scores with the application). There are additional English language speaking requirements for international Teaching Assistants.
- If a Ph.D. student is awarded funding from the department, it is renewed automatically for the number of years specified in the offer letter (provided adequate progress towards the degree).
For any additional inquiries,
send e-mail to the Graduate Studies Program Assistant,
- You can apply online at the
- The Application Deadline is:
February 1 to enter the program in Fall and
November 1 to enter the program in Spring.
- International students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. More information for international graduate students is
- An English language test, called the Versant test, is required for all international teaching assistants whose native language is not English. Further details can be found here.
- If a student was awarded funding in one program and transfers to another program,
the funding may be terminated.
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