Applications for the MATH Ph.D. program are only processed once a year for admission for the fall semester.

DECEMBER 10, 2024: Deadline for all applicants (Domestic & International)



Applications for the STAT Ph.D. program are only processed once a year for admission for the fall semester. Applications for the STAT M.A. program are encouraged for the fall semester. A limited amount of M.A. applications may be considered for the spring semester. Please contact the department prior to applying.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2024: M.A. Applications for International students entering Spring 2025

DECEMBER 10, 2024: M.A. Applications for Domestics students entering Spring 2025

JANUARY 10, 2024: Applications for all students entering Fall 2025


About Us

If you are considering applying to our Mathematics graduate program, here are some links you may want to read. See general information for an introduction to our graduate programs. If you are interested in the interdisciplinary program in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation, please visit the AMSC website. If you are interested in the Statistics Program, visit the STAT website. The official graduate catalog descriptions of our three programs, including a list of faculty and admission requirements and deadlines, are given in sites for the three programs MATH, AMSC, and STAT. For more information, you may contact us at .

Financial Aid

Our PhD students receive some form of financial aid, through fellowships, Teaching Assistantships, and Research Assistantships. The University also posts available graduate assistant positions, but most of our student support is administered by the mathematics department. Competition for this support is strong and we are able to fund only the best applicants. Students applying only for a master's degree will not qualify for financial aid and will have lower priority for admission. For information about financial aid administered by the Mathematics Department, send e-mail to  with your questions or requests. Some financial aid administered through the department comes from Federal grants and is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. 

How to Apply - University of Maryland's Graduate Application Process

The University of Maryland's Graduate School accepts applications through its TerpEngage Graduate Admission Application system. Before completing the application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements site for specific instructions and additional requirements (select your program of interest).

As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:

  • Graduate application
  • Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • Math GRE Subject Tests (optional, but strongly recommended)
  • TOEFL/IELTS (International students only)
  • Program/Department supporting documents (as applicable)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies*
  • Please check the Admissions Requirements site for additional requirements

* Fee waivers may be available to international students who meet requirements. Waivers are limited. Please email . Domestic students are encouraged to use FreeApp Waiver Request. 

The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean.

Information for International Graduate Students

The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.

The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance. Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents.

Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International Applicants for more information.

TOEFL Information for International Graduate Students

It is required that all applicants from non- English speaking countries submit a TOEFL for admittance into the Graduate Math and Statistics program.  Because our graduate students are supported by Teaching Assistantships, it is required that their English skills are higher than the minimum required to attend courses. This is a requirement for our Graduate Math Program, separate from the Graduate School Requirements. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this Graduate Math Program requirement.  

*A list of English-Speaking Countries that are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE can be found visiting this link:

Please note the following SPEAKING scores. 

Students will be exempt from speaking English support classes in one of two ways

  • A speaking sub-score of 24 (iBT TOEFL), 7.5 (IELTS), or 76 (PTE) on their admission English proficiency exam. 

  • Exempt from submitting English proficiency exams for admission, based on Graduate School guidelines.

Speaking scores below 24 on TOEFL or below 7.5 on IELTS will require Teaching Assistants to enroll in an English Language course their first semester. 

Please note the following WRITING scores:

Students will be exempt from writing English support classes if they score 24 or above on TOEFL or 7 or above on IELTS. 

Writing scores below 24 on TOEFL or below 7 on IELTS will require all students (whether they are a TA or not) to enroll in an English Writing course (UMEI 007)  that will not be covered by the department. As of 2023, the cost of this course is $3,083. More info on costs:

Please note the following READING/LISTENING scores:

You will not be admitted to the program unless you have the reading score of 26 (TOEFL) or 7 (IELTS).

You will not be admitted to the program unless you have the listening score of 24 (TOEFL) or 7(IELTS).


Applicants are encouraged to contact for any technical issues. For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.