Welcome prospective graduate students! The Math Department admits new graduate students to the Fall Semester only. Applications for Fall 2017 will be available in early September 2016.
Our online Application Deadline: December 9, 2016. Supplemental materials (letters of recommendation and test scores) should also be uploaded by this date.
Please do NOT send updated transcripts, publications, etc. after this deadline.
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 and "unofficial" transcripts are accepted if the name of your institution and your name the transcript via the online application system. Please do not mail original transcripts for the review process.
We require three letters of recommendation, which should be submitted online. We do not accept mailed letters of recommendation.
Letters should be recived online by December 9, 2016.
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 October. 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 2015 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 90 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 mid-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.