Welcome prospective graduate students! The Math Department admits new graduate students to the Fall Semester only. Our application for Fall 2013 is closed. The next admissions cycle will be for Fall 2014.
Our online Application Deadline: December 10, 2013. Please
do NOT send updated
transcripts, publications, etc. after this deadline.
Supplemental materials (letters of recommendation and test scores) should be received no later than January 2, 2014.
The Graduate Division's Online Application will be available in early September at: http://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/index.shtml. Please read the information on Graduate Division requirements and information required to complete the application.
Copies of official transcripts should be uploaded to your application. Please do not mail original transcripts for the review process.
We require three letters of recommendation, which should be submitted online. If your letter writers prefer to submit paper letters, please have the letters sent to:
University of California
Department of Mathematics
910 Evans Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3840
Letters should be received by January 2, 2014 when our review process will begin.
A Note on the GRE Exams
We require both the General GRE and the Mathematics Subject GRE exams. You should take both tests no later than November. The Educational Testing Service will send your scores to the institutions you specify when you take the exams. Our departmental code is 0703. Additional information about the GRE exams, and how to register, can be obtained on the web at http://www.GRE.org.
All applicants from countries in which the official language is not
English are required to submit official evidence of English language
proficiency. This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh,
Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, Israel, the
People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most
European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.
If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better in residence at a U.S. university, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must submit an official transcript from the U.S. university.
We will only accept TOEFL tests administered by the Educational Testing Service and sent to us directly by the TOEFL office. Tests taken before June 2012 will not be accepted, even if your score was reported to Berkeley. The institution code for Berkeley is 4833. You may submit a photocopy of the Examinee’s Score Report for review purposes only, but this is not a substitute for an official score report.
For purposes of admission, your most recent score must be at least 68 for the Internet-based test (iBT). Students wishing to be appointed as teaching assistants in their first year should have a score of 26 on the speaking section of the iBT.
The MA in Math
In recent years few MA students have been admitted from outside the university. A small number of pre-PhD students have been admitted. These are promising candidates whose preparation is not yet sufficient for PhD study, and who are initially admitted for the MA degrees. The progress of pre-PhD students is reviewed late in the Spring semester. Those deemed prepared are eligible to advance to the PhD program, by completing a routine Petition to Change Program, obtainable from the Graduate Assistant. Completion of the requirements for the MA is not required.
We expect to make our final decisions by the end of February or the beginning of March.
Email Math Graduate Admissions
After reading the above material, if you have further questions on admission to our program, you can send e-mail to grad-admissions [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu.