Prospective students may apply for admission to either Spring or Fall semesters, although nearly all students begin in the Fall, and we strongly encourage all prospective students to apply for admission to the Fall term. Deadline for Fall 2018 admission is December 20, 2017; and deadline for Spring 2018 admission is October 1, 2017. A list of current deadlines is also maintained by Georgia Tech's Graduate Studies Office.
The basic requirements for applying to our graduate programs are as follows:
- Bachelor's degree. To be eligible to apply to any of the graduate programs in the School of Mathematics a student must receive a 4 year bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning before enrolling. The degree should be in mathematics or a related subject including at least a year of advanced mathematical study beyond calculus and beginning linear algebra.
- GREs. All applicants shall submit scores from the General Tests of the Graduate Record Examinations. Further, applicants to any of the PhD programs housed in Mathematics are required to submit scores on the Subject Test of the GRE (in Mathematics), and this is encouraged also for applicants to the MS programs. Be Aware: Typically, the GRE Subject test is admistered in October with a registration deadline in September.
- TOEFL. International students whose native language is not English must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Recommended scores are at least 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) or 96 (internet based). The internet based score is preferred by us, and we consider all four parts of the test. Exemption: Applicants who have been enrolled as students in the US for a year or more are exempted from taking the TOEFL exam.
- Application Fee. A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 must be remitted with your application.