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Admissions

Admissions requirements and deadlines vary by program.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is a vibrant academic community with prominent researchers in several areas of mathematics and statistics, providing an excellent environment for collaborative and interdisciplinary study , including life sciences research, as the Indiana University School of Medicine is also located at IUPUI. With a low student/faculty ratio, the Department offers students many opportunities for close student-faculty interaction and guidance.

We welcome all interested students to contact the department. We encourage you to explore our graduate programs further and hope you'll take some time to browse through the site and discover the exciting research, teaching, and service activities in which our faculty and students are involved.

Prof. Evgeny Mukhin
Director of Graduate Programs

Admissions requirements

The department is housed within the School of Science at IUPUI, which is part of the Purdue University state-wide academic system. The mathematics degrees are conferred through the Purdue University system while the biostatics degree is conferred through the Indiana University System

Graduate Student Tuition

IUPUI is consistently recognized as a great value -- offering a top quality education at an affordable price.  Graduate tuition at IUPUI is calculated by credit hours of classes. Rates for science courses are $345.30 per credit hour for Indiana residents, and $1,007 for non-residents.

Reasonable tuition and fees, ample scholarship opportunities, and financial aid programs make the IUPUI School of Science a smart choice.

The IUPUI Tuition & Fee Estimator can help calculate your estimated costs.

Financial Support for Graduate Study

Students may be eligible for a variety of University and Department support packages. Learn more.

International Students

Graduate Student Housing

IUPUI Campus Housing

IUPUI understands that graduate professional needs are different from that of the undergraduate student. The Graduate Professional Community within the Campus Apartments is specifically designated for students pursing graduate or professional degrees. Click here for more information regarding Campus Apartments and Housing Rates.

Local Apartments

The IU School of Dentistry has created a rated list of off-campus apartments in Indianapolis, which identifies location, size and price. 

Other useful sites

Always remember to ask if the apartment offers student of IUPUI discounts. For a list of IUPUI discounts, visit JagPerks.

International House

As a living and learning center, I-House offers a cross-cultural residence option for international and U.S students and organizes programs on global issues for the campus and community. I-House brings together students, faculty, staff and the Indianapolis community for dialogue about international events and cross-cultural issues, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and development of global awareness. Learn more about International House.

Graduate Program Application Instructions

Admissions Requirements & Deadlines Vary by Program

Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you cannot provide all application materials by the deadlines listed above, we encourage you to apply to the Graduate Non-Degree program through the IUPUI Graduate School Office. This program will allow you to take courses towards your intended degree program, and you may transfer up to 12 credit hours into the M.S. program, subject to graduate committee approval. Email grad-program@math.iupui.edu for more information.

Students not seeking a degree, but desiring to take graduate courses in mathematics for personal/professional development or for licensing requirements, may also receive approval to take courses in this program under graduate non-degree student classification.

Masters Degree Program Admissions Requirements

Pure & Applied Mathematics: Applications are invited from qualified students with at least a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning in mathematics, or in the physical sciences or engineering with a strong mathematics background. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. The minimal mathematics background includes at least 13 credit hours of mathematics courses past the calculus sequence (single and multivariate calculus and differential equations).

Applied Statistics: Any applicant who has a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution and shows promise of successfully completing the degree requirements will be considered for admission. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. The minimal mathematics background is an undergraduate course sequence in univariate and multivariate calculus (at IUPUI, MATH 16500, 16600, 17100, and 26100), plus a linear algebra course (at IUPUI, MATH 35100 or 51100). Applicants who lack only the algebra course may be admitted conditionally and then must complete such a course as soon as practicable.

Mathematics Education: Any applicant who has a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution and shows promise of successfully completing the degree requirements will be considered for admission. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. The minimal mathematics background includes undergraduate coursework in univariate and multivariate calculus (at IUPUI, MATH 16500, 16600, 17100, and 26100), differential equations (at IUPUI, MATH 26600), linear algebra (at IUPUI, MATH 35100), and abstract algebra (at IUPUI, MATH 45300.)


Application Instructions

STEP ONE
Take appropriate test(s) and submit score(s) to IUPUI:

  • GRE (Optional): Official general GRE test scores are only required for applicants who wish to be considered for financial support from the program (not needed for financial assistance through FAFSA). IUPUI's school code for the GRE is 1325.
     
  • English Proficiency Requirements:  Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following options:

    Note: After admission is granted and prior to IUPUI course registration, non-native speakers of English may be required to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Test through IUPUI's Testing Center and take supplemental English courses if prescribed based on the results. This information will be provided in the admission letter sent by the Office of International Affairs, if admission is granted.

    U.S. Permanent Residents: Non-native speakers of English who are U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the IUPUI approved optionsfor admission purposes. After admission is granted and prior to IUPUI course registration, U.S. permanent residents may be required to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Test through IUPUI's Testing Center and take supplemental English courses if prescribed based on the results. This information will be provided in the admission letter sent by the Office of International Affairs, if admission is granted.

STEP TWO 
Prior to filling out the IUPUI Online Application, have the following ready:
 

  • Personal Statement. The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for a statement that outlines your personal and professional goals (300-500 words). This can be uploaded to the online application.
     
  • Resume or CV. This can be submitted as part of the online application or emailed directly to the department at gradmath@math.iupui.edu.
     
  • Supplemental Question Form. This form may be printed as a PDF document and then uploaded to your online application for submission or emailed directly to the department at gradmath@math.iupui.edu.
     
  • Three References for Letters of Recommendation. Requests for letters of recommendation are submitted through the online application. You must list three references on your online application with their contact information (valid email address, title, institution, mailing address and phone number) so that the requests may be sent.

STEP THREE
Submit the following:
 

  • IUPUI Online Application. A non-waivable, non-refundable application fee of $60 for domestic applicants and $65 for international applicants will be charged and may be paid by credit or debit card. Upload your Personal Statement to the application (along with your Resume/CV and Supplemental Question Form in the same document if you wish or email these separately to gradmath@math.iupui.edu). Enter the contact information for your three references in order for requests for letters of recommendation to be sent out.
     

    Note: If you are applying to the Ph.D. program and wish to also be considered for the M.S. program, it is not necessary to submit a separate M.S. application. Please ensure you indicate your interest to be considered for both programs on the Supplemental Questions form.

  • Official Transcripts. Official transcripts and evidence of degrees awarded from each post-secondary school attended must be sent directly to the department:

    Attn: Graduate Admissions Committee
    IUPUI Department of Mathematical Sciences
    402 N. Blackford Street, LD 270
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

    If the original documents are not in English, you must submit a certified translation of each official transcript and degree certificate. Notarized copies are NOT acceptable.

    If you are a domestic student wishing to submit an electronic transcript for the Ph.D. program, please submit the official transcript to gradadm@purdue.edu and submit a copy of the official transcript to gradmath@math.iupui.edu. If you are a domestic student wishing to submit an electronic transcript for the MS program, please submit the official transcript to gradmath@math.iupui.edu

 
  • Financial Statement (International Students Only). After the Graduate Admissions Committee has made their admission and financial support recommendations, students recommended for admission without financial support will be required to download and submit the International Student Financial Information Form.  The form and required documentation can be emailed to gradmath@math.iupui.edu or mailed to the address above. 

    If you receive financial support from the program, we will submit this information on your behalf.

Note: All documents submitted become the property of IUPUI. After one year of no enrollment, hard copies will be discarded.

Mathematics Ph.D. Program Admission Requirements

Applications are invited from individuals with a strong background in mathematics who either have an M.S. in mathematics or have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with advanced courses in mathematics. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Competitive applicants will have successfully completed the following coursework: linear algebra, abstract algebra, complex analysis, real analysis, numerical analysis, partial differential equations (PDE), ordinary differential equations (ODE), mathematical statistics, probability.

This program requires completion of at least 90 credit hours of graduate work; an M.S. degree from an accredited university may contribute up to 30 credit hours toward this requirement, subject to approval.

Application Instructions

STEP ONE
Take appropriate test(s) and submit score(s) to IUPUI.

  • GRE: Official general GRE test scores are required and the GRE Math Subject Test is recommended, but not required. The GRE Math Subject Test is encouraged in order to optimize your chance of admission and financial support from the program. IUPUI's school code for the GRE is 1325.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
    Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following options:

Note: After admission is granted and prior to IUPUI course registration, non-native speakers of English may be required to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Test through IUPUI's Testing Center and take supplemental English courses if prescribed based on the results. This information will be provided in the admission letter sent by the Office of International Affairs, if admission is granted.

U.S. Permanent Residents: Non-native speakers of English who are U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the IUPUI approved options for admission purposes. After admission is granted and prior to IUPUI course registration, U.S. permanent residents may be required to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Testthrough IUPUI's Testing Center and take supplemental English courses if prescribed based on the results. This information will be provided in the admission letter sent by the Office of International Affairs, if admission is granted.

STEP TWO 
Prior to filling out the IUPUI Online Application, have the following ready:
 

  • Personal Statement. The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for a statement that outlines your personal and professional goals (300-500 words). This can be uploaded to the online application.
     
  • Resume or CV. This can be submitted as part of the online application or emailed directly to the department at gradmath@math.iupui.edu.
     
  • Supplemental Question Form. This form may be printed as a PDF document and then uploaded to your online application for submission or emailed directly to the department at gradmath@math.iupui.edu.
     
  • Three References for Letters of Recommendation. Requests for letters of recommendation are submitted through the online application. You must list three references on your online application with their contact information (valid email address, title, institution, mailing address and phone number) so that the requests may be sent.

STEP THREE
Submit the following:
 

  • IUPUI Online Application. A non-waivable, non-refundable application fee of $60 for domestic applicants and $65 for international applicants will be charged and may be paid by credit or debit card. Upload your Personal Statement to the application (along with your Resume/CV and Supplemental Question Form in the same document if you wish or email these separately to gradmath@math.iupui.edu). Enter the contact information for your three references in order for requests for letters of recommendation to be sent out.
     

    Note: If you are applying to the Ph.D. program and wish to also be considered for the M.S. program, it is not necessary to submit a separate M.S. application. Please ensure you indicate your interest to be considered for both programs on the Supplemental Questions form.

  • Official Transcripts. Official transcripts and evidence of degrees awarded from each post-secondary school attended must be sent directly to the department:

    Attn: Graduate Admissions Committee
    IUPUI Department of Mathematical Sciences
    402 N. Blackford Street, LD 270
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

    If the original documents are not in English, you must submit a certified translation of each official transcript and degree certificate. Notarized copies are NOT acceptable.

    If you are a domestic student wishing to submit an electronic transcript for the Ph.D. program, please submit the official transcript to gradadm@purdue.edu and submit a copy of the official transcript to gradmath@math.iupui.edu. If you are a domestic student wishing to submit an electronic transcript for the MS program, please submit the official transcript to gradmath@math.iupui.edu

 
  • Financial Statement (International Students Only). After the Graduate Admissions Committee has made their admission and financial support recommendations, students recommended for admission without financial support will be required to download and submit the International Student Financial Information Form.  The form and required documentation can be emailed to gradmath@math.iupui.edu or mailed to the address above. 

    If you receive financial support from the program, we will submit this information on your behalf.
     

Note: All documents submitted become the property of IUPUI. After one year of no enrollment, hard copies will be discarded.

Biostatistics Ph.D. Program Admission Requirements

Application, admission, and degree-granting requirements and regulations shall be applied equitably to all individuals, applicants and students regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

Admission Requirements  

Any applicant who has a Bachelor's or a Master's degree from an accredited institution and shows promise for successfully completing all the degree requirements will be considered for admission to this program.

In addition to satisfying general Indiana University Graduate School requirements for admission, applicants must have at least a B (3.00 GPA) average in courses taken during the last two years of their earlier degree studies, and a grade of B+ (3.50 GPA) in courses required as prerequisites for the program.

Students entering this program should have a minimal mathematics background consisting of an undergraduate course sequence in univariate and multivariate calculus (equivalent to MATH 16500, 16600 and 26100 at IUPUI) and a course in linear algebra (including matrix theory). In addition, applicants should have had a calculus-based undergraduate level course in probability or statistics. Prospective applicants who do not have this background must acquire it prior to admission to the program.

Applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and those whose native language is not English must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of 570 (or 230 on the computer version of the test, or 79 on the internet based test). Final admission decisions will be made by a faculty Admission Committee.Update

Online Application Steps 

You can apply online to our Biostatistics PhD program via SOPHAS, the centralized Schools of Public Health Application Service, http://sophas.org.

Remember to designate the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health as one of your school choices along with your desired program.

The application deadline for Fall 2014 admission is December 15, 2014. All required application documents must be submitted by the PhD program deadline. It is strongly recommended that all transcripts are submitted no later than November 15, 2014 to allow SOPHAS adequate time to verify transcripts.  Please note that it can take up to four weeks for transcripts to be verified.

We'll let you know by e-mail once we receive your application from SOPHAS. If you have questions about the application process, contact Shawne Mathis, snmathis@iupui.edu.

Supporting Documentation

In addition to completing the SOPHAS application, you are also required to submit the following supporting documentation directly to SOPHAS:

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives - Provide an essay of approximately 750 words describing your past education, experience, and current professional career objectives. You are encouraged to comment on any or all of the following: plans you have to use your education and training; the needs and/or challenges you perceive as important in your field of study; and any personal qualities, characteristics, and skills you believe will enable you to be successful in your chosen field of study.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Official post-secondary transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended (must be sent directly from the institutions to SOPHAS), including transcripts for previous study at Indiana University.
  • World Education Services (WES) ICAP course-by-course evaluation for all post-secondary foreign institutions attended. Go to our International Applicants web page for more information. Note: U.S. applicants who studied at foreign institutions as part of a study abroad experience at their U.S. college or university, do not need to provide a WES evaluation of their study abroad coursework.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to assess your academic work, professional experiences, or leadership potential. These letters should be from professional sources that can provide an unbiased, current and critical assessment of your abilities, skills, strengths and weaknesses related to successfully completing a doctoral program.
  • GRE test scores - GRE scores are required for Biostatistics PhD applicants and should be sent directly from the testing service (ETS). The Fairbanks School of Public Health SOPHAS code for the GRE is 0167.
  • TOEFL scores for applicants whose first language was not English. The SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688.

On Site Interviews

In-person interview: Applicants may be invited to participate in an interview with several members of the Admission Committee. Interviews may take place onsite or via other means.

Review of Application 

Completed applications will be carefully reviewed by the Biostatistics PhD Admissions Committee after the program deadline. The committee's goal is to notify applicants of their admission status in March. The Admissions Committee will determine each applicant's acceptance or non-acceptance to the Biostatistics PhD program by using the following selection criteria:

  • Scientific Leadership Potential: Assessed by the applicant's resume / curriculum vita, personal statement, and personal interview. 
  • Ability to Engage in Advanced Graduate Work: Assessed by the applicant's evaluation of letters of recommendation, overall grade point average in prior graduate work, and scores from the GRE or other graduate entrance exams. 
  • Learning Goals and Objectives: Assessed by the applicant's personal statement and personal interview. 

Helpful Websites: 

Graduate Record Examination, (GRE) - http://www.gre.org
Educational Testing Service (ETS) - http://www.ets.org
IUPUI Office of International Affairs - http://international.iupui.edu
IUPUI Office of Financial Aid - http://www.iupui.edu/~finaid/
SOPHAS - http://www.sophas.org