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. Lots of additional information is available from the graduate program home page. For more information, you may contact us at .

About 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. 

Note: International applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Usually, students with TOEFL scores below 105 are not admitted. See here for the University's English proficiency requirement. All applicants that are offered a Teaching Assistantship are expected to have demonstrated fluency in English. Anyone that was offered a Teaching Assistantship, but was not schooled in an English-speaking country, must pass the International Teaching Assistants Evaluation before they are eligible to teach.

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
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and Math GRE Subject Tests (optional, but 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

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: https://gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/english-language-proficiency-requirements



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



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

December 12, 2023 Domestic and International applicants 



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.

DECEMBER 7, 2023 (Spring 2024 Domestic) (M.A. applications only)**
SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 (Spring 2024 International) (M.A. applications only)**
JANUARY 10, 2024 (Fall 2024 Domestic/International)