University of Connecticut


Applications to any of our graduate programs should be submitted online at the Graduate School.

  • Math PhD applications received before January 15th will be given priority for Fall Admissions.
  • Math MS applications (for all programs) received before February 1st will be given priority for Fall admissions.
  • Math MS applications (Applied Financial Math and Math MS with concentration in Actuarial Science) received before November 1st will be given priority for Spring admissions.
  • Note:  Spring applications for Math PhD and Math Master’s (no concentration) are not accepted.

A sound undergraduate program in mathematics is required for entrance into any of our programs.

All master’s applicants are required to take the GRE General Test.  (The GRE code is 3915.)

PhD applicants are not required to take the GRE at this time.

Three recommendation letters are required.

All international students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Further information for international graduate students is available below.

If a student was awarded funding in one program and transfers to another program, the funding may be terminated.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding admissions.

International Graduate Students

The University of Connecticut admits a large and diverse contingent of international graduate students. International Student & Scholar Services on campus serves to facilitate social and cultural contact among students from diverse backgrounds, and a special advisor serves the needs of students from foreign countries. The Department of Mathematics has traditionally supported international graduate students, and encourages their applications.

There are two English language requirements for prospective international graduate students.

1.) To be considered for admission by the Graduate School, an international student who has not graduated from an English speaking university must take the TOEFL iBT and achieve a score of at least 79 or take the IELTS  and achieve a score of at least 6.5.

2.) To be considered for a TA position as an instructor, an international student must take the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS and achieve a speaking band score of at least 28 on the TOEFL iBT or a speaking band score of 8.0 on the IELTS. An international student who achieves a speaking band score of 23-27 on the TOEFL iBT or a speaking band score of 7.0-7.5 on IELTS may be considered for a TA position as an instructor only after passing the microteaching test administered by ITA Services. An international TA who fails the microteaching test will be assigned duties other than teaching and may be required to take English language courses. An international student who does not pass the microteaching test by the end of their first year may lose financial support.

Each summer, the University has a mandatory one week orientation program organized by ITA Services for newly arrived international students who will be supported as Teaching Assistants.