Admissions

The David and Judi Proctor Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. For more information, please see below.

Application Deadline

Applications submitted by January 20 will be given full consideration. After this date, the graduate committee will review new applications through April or until all positions are filled.

Acceptance Deadline

Like most serious graduate programs, OU is a signer of the April 15 Resolution. Accordingly, the deadline for accepting an offer from us cannot occur before April 15. For more information, and to see which universities are signatories of this agreement, see April 15 Resolution.

How to apply

Applicants can apply one of two ways:

To apply via the Graduate College, please see here.

To apply directly to the Math Department and avoid upfront fees, please apply via Mathjobs. Note, the application to the math department is much shorter, just 1 page.

Entrance requirements for our programs may be found here.

Required Application Materials

All applicants will automatically be considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

Note, if you feel that your college experience, and hence your application, has been affected by the covid pandemic, you should make a short section in the statement of interest to address this point.

Useful suggestions

When you fill out your online application form, choose either the MS program (if you are interested in a terminal Master's degree), the MA program if you're interested in a PhD in mathematics and do not have a masters degree in mathematics, or the PhD program if you're interested in a PhD in mathematics and have a masters degree in mathematics.

Please note that we can not support international MS students with assistantships.

Being timely, thorough and complete will increase your application's chances of acceptance.

In particular, make sure your references submit their letters of recommendation by the January 20 deadline.

What comes next?

After January 20, the Mathematics Department's Graduate Committee will review all complete applications. You will be notified of the department's decision via e-mail. As long as you have not received any notification, it means that no decision has been made.

OU is a signer of the Council of Graduate School's April 15 Resolution. This means that, in case we make you an offer, we will not require your response before April 15.

Once you have been admitted and accepted our offer, click here to see what to expect next.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you review my application materials before I submit my application?

Where can I find the 1 page `departmental application' for Mathjobs?

Are assistantships reserved for PhD students only?

Is the stipend that comes with an assistantship enough to cover all living expenses?

Is there a minimum GPA?

Is there a minimum GRE score?

I only took the general GRE, not the GRE subject test. Is this a disadvantage?

I am unable to submit a complete application by January 20. Will I still be considered?

Do you admit students for the spring semester?

I have an undergraduate degree from a foreign institution and am not sure whether this makes me eligible to apply.

Where can I learn more about the fees?