General Requirements for Graduate Degrees


PhD in Mathematics
Admission Requirements

Applications are invited from individuals with a strong background in mathematics who either have an M.S. in mathematics or else have been admitted to our combined M.S.- Ph.D. program. This program requires completion of at least 90 credit hours of graduate work. An M.S. degree from an accredited university may contribute up to 30 credit hours toward this requirement, subject to approval.

Application Process
  1. IUPUI online application
  2. A statement of personal and professional goals (300-500 words). This can be submitted as part of the online application or sent directly to the department.
  3. A resume or CV. This can be submitted as part of the online application or sent directly to the department.
  4. Three letters of recommendation. These can be submitted online or you may download and print the form.pdf file 
  5. Official transcripts and evidence of degrees awarded from each post-secondary school attended. If the original documents are in not in English, you must submit a certified translation of each official transcript and degree certificate. Notarized copies are NOT acceptable. Transcript request form pdf file
  6. Demonstration of English proficiency*: Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following options:
    1. Official TOEFL score report not more than two years old with the following minimum scores:
      570 (paper),
      230 (computer),
      or 79 (internet: writing 18, speaking 18, listening 14, reading 19)
    2. Official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5.
    3. Official PTE (Pearson Test of English) score of at least 58.
  7. Non-waivable, non-refundable application fee of $60 for domestic applicants and $60 for international applicants.
  8. International Student Financial Information Form (For international students only; download and print the form). pdf file

*If you are a native speaker of English, you are not required to demonstrate English proficiency. An exception will be granted for non-native speakers of English who have completed a post-secondary degree at a college or university in a native-English speaking country within two years of the anticipated enrollment semester and for non-native speakers of English who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

NOTE: All documents submitted become the property of IUPUI. After one year of no enrollment, hard copies will be discarded.

Send application materials the following address.

Graduate Programs 
Department of Mathematical Sciences 
402 N. Blackford St. Rm. 270 
Indianapolis IN 46202-3216

Phone: 1-317-274-6918
Fax: 1-317-274-3460

Admission Deadlines
Fall Semester
  • Fellowship consideration: February 1
  • Assistantship consideration: March 1
  • All international applicants: March 1
  • All other applicants: May 1
Spring Semester
  • All international applicants: October 1
  • All domestic applicants: October 15

Spring applicants are not considered for financial support; due to schedule of course offerings, it is not always feasible to begin the program in the spring semester. Email for more information before applying for spring admission.