Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Undergraduate

Minimum GPA

2.50

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.

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 for the M.S. program should meet the following requirements:

  • At least 2.75 undergraduate GPA.
  • At least 18 credit hours of upper-level math courses beyond calculus.
  • For an 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.
  • In addition, the applicant should also meet all the Graduate College requirements.

Application Procedure

Applicants for the M.S. program will need to submit the following:

  1. Online application.
  2. Application fee.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (for colleges and universities not in the U.S., a course-by-course evaluation of foreign credentials is required — see the Foreign Credential Evaluations page for details).
  4. Official TOEFL scores, if the official language of your country is not English. UNLV code is 4861.
  5. Statement of purpose. Please state your purpose in applying for graduate study, your particular area of specialization in mathematical sciences (if known) and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study at UNLV.
  6. At least 2 letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic record and potential for advanced study in the mathematical sciences.
  7. Application for Graduate Assistantship (if interested).

All the documents can be submitted through the online application portal.

Item 3 above can be mailed to:

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

Item 6 above can be mailed to:

Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 454020
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020

Deadlines

All application materials must be received by February 1 for Fall admission and October 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 for the Ph.D. program should meet the following requirements:

  • For an applicant with an M.S. degree, at least 3.0 graduate GPA and 15 credit hours of graduate level math courses with grade B or above.
  • For an applicant without an M.S. degree, at least 3.0 undergraduate GPA or at least 3.25 undergraduate GPA in the last 2 years of mathematics coursework.
  • GRE general test score of at least 770 (115 on the new scale) in the quantitative section, and at least 1100 (305 on the new scale) in the verbal + quantitative sections.
  • For an international applicant, whose country’s official language is not English, a TOEFL score of at least 79 for the IBT, 219 for the computer test or 550 for the paper test.
  • GRE subject test in mathematics (recommended, but not required).
  • In addition, the applicant should also meet all the Graduate College requirements.

Admission Procedure

Applicants for the Ph.D. program will need to submit the following:

  1. Online application.
  2. Application fee.
  3. Official TOEFL scores, if the official language of your country is not English. UNLV code is 4861.
  4. Official GRE general test scores. UNLV code is 4861.
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (for colleges and universities not in the U.S., a course-by-course evaluation of foreign credentials is required — see the Foreign Credential Evaluations page for details).
  6. Statement of purpose. Please state your purpose in applying for graduate study, your particular area of specialization in mathematical sciences (if known) and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study at UNLV.
  7. At least 3 letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic record and potential for advanced study in the mathematical sciences.
  8. GRE mathematics subject test scores, if available.
  9. Application for Graduate Assistantship (if interested).

All the documents can be submitted through the online application portal.

Item 5 above can be mailed to:

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

Item 7 above can be mailed to:

Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 454020
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020

Deadlines

All application materials must be received by February 1 for Fall admission. The department does not accept Ph.D. applications for Spring admission.

For any questions regarding admission requirements, please contact Graduate Coordinator Kaushik Ghosh at 702-895-0392 or kaushik.ghosh@unlv.edu.