Department of Mathematical Sciences

You are here

Admissions

Undergraduate

Minimum GPA

2.50

Advisement

Each student is assigned a faculty advisor and is required to see the advisor at least once a year.

Degree Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required in each MATH or STAT course used to satisfy degree requirements for a major in mathematical sciences. At most, six credits of independent study may be used in any undergraduate degree program in mathematical sciences.

Admission Policies

Students must meet minimum GPA requirements. Probationary admission may be provided for those students with GPAs of between 2.30 and 2.49. Students who enter on probation must meet with an advisor to establish a probationary course of study. Specific details pertaining to probationary status can be found in the College of Sciences listing of the undergraduate catalog.

Transfer Policies

Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50. All students are required to meet with an advisor to determine course work that can be used to satisfy degree requirements. The last 30 credit hours must be taken at UNLV.

Graduate

M.S. Program

The M.S. program in Mathematical Sciences has four areas of concentration:

  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Teaching Mathematics

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the Graduate College. In addition to the Graduate College admission requirements, admission to the M.S. program in Mathematical Sciences requires that an applicant have:

  • At least 18 credit hours of upper-level math courses beyond calculus.
  • At least a 2.75 undergraduate GPA.
  • For the international applicant whose country’s official language is not English, a TOEFL score of at least 79 for the IBT, 213 for the computer test, or 550 for the paper test.

Admission Procedure

An applicant must submit application material to both the Graduate College and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The applicant must submit the following materials to the Graduate College:

  1. The official TOEFL scores, if the official language of your country is not English.
  2. The online application for admission.
  3. The official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  4. Registration fee.

Materials can be sent to:

Graduate College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451017
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1017

The applicant must submit the following materials to the Department of Mathematical Sciences:

  • A copy of transcripts that were sent to the Graduate College.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic record and potential for advanced study in the mathematical sciences.
  • The application form for Graduate Assistantship (if applicable).
  • A statement of purpose. Please state your purpose in applying for graduate study, your particular area of specialization within the mathematical sciences (if known), and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and your aptitude for graduate study at UNLV.

Materials can be sent to:

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020

Deadlines

The Graduate College and the Department of Mathematical Sciences must receive all application materials from applicants by Feb. 1 for fall admission and Oct. 1 for spring admission.

Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. program in Mathematical Sciences has four areas of concentration:

  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Statistics

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the Graduate College. In addition to the Graduate College admission requirements, admission to the Ph.D. Program in Mathematical Sciences requires that an applicant have:

  • For an applicant with a M.S. degree, at least a 3.0 graduate GPA and 15 credit hours of graduate-level math courses with grade B or above.
  • For an applicant without an MS degree, at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or at least a 3.25 undergraduate GPA of the last two years of mathematics work.
  • A GRE General Test score of at least 700 in the quantitative part, and at least 1,100 in the verbal and quantitative parts.
  • For the international applicant whose country’s official language is not English, a TOEFL score of at least 79 for the IBT, 213 for the computer test, or 550 for the paper test.

Admission Procedure

An applicant must submit application material to both the Graduate College and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The applicant must submit the following materials to the Graduate College:

  1. The official TOEFL scores, if the official language of your country is not English.
  2. The official GRE General Test scores.
  3. The online application for admission.
  4. The official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  5. Registration fee.

Materials can be sent to:

Graduate College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451017
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1017

The applicant must submit the following materials to the Department of Mathematical Sciences:

  1. A copy of transcripts that were sent to the Graduate College.
  2. At least three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic record and potential for advanced study in the mathematical sciences. 

  3. The application form for graduate assistantship (if applicable).
  4. A statement of purpose. Please state your purpose in applying for graduate study, your particular area of specialization within the mathematical sciences (if known), and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and your aptitude for graduate study at UNLV.

Materials can be sent to:

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020

Deadlines

The Graduate College and the Department of Mathematical Sciences must receive all application materials from applicants by Feb. 1 for fall admission and Oct. 1 for spring admission.

Other Information

To check whether your application is complete with the Department of Mathematical Sciences, contact Patricia Pablo at 702-895-0366 or patricia.pablo@unlv.edu.

To check whether your application is complete with the Graduate College, call 702-895-3320 or email gradcollege@unlv.edu.

For any question regarding admission requirements, contact Graduate Coordinator Douglas Burke at 702-895-0380 or dburke@unlv.nevada.edu