# M.A. in Mathematics

Thank you for your interest in the Mathematics M.A. Please note, the MA application is only available to **current** Ph.D. students at Berkeley interested in a simultaneous MA in Mathematics. There is no external, terminal program for the M.A. degree. **We do not accept applications from anyone who is not a current Ph.D. student at Berkeley. **The Graduate Division's Online Application will be available in early September at: http://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/index.shtml. We expect to make final decisions by mid-April.

### Application Requirements

- First-year Ph.D. students are not eligible to apply. Students with an M.A. in Mathematics from another institution will not be permitted to obtain a second M.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley.
- Applicants are required to have a 3.5 cumulative graduate GPA.
- Applicants should submit one letter of recommendation from any faculty member in their home department.
- Applicants should identify a faculty advisor in the math department who is willing to be their M.A. Advisor.
- Applicants should submit a Mathematics M.A. study plan signed by their prospective M.A. Advisor -- see attachment at the bottom of this page.

### M.A. Requirements

- 20 units of coursework and a capstone thesis.
- Maintain at least a B average in courses taken for the M.A.
- A maximum of 8 units may be used toward both your Ph.D./D.E. and the M.A. in Mathematics.
- No more than 1/3 of all units taken for the M.A. should be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
- The M.A. degree must be completed prior to or at the same time as the Ph.D. The M.A. degree cannot be completed after the Ph.D. is conferred.

**Contact Information**

After reading the above material and our FAQ page, if you have further questions on admission to our program you can send an email to grads-math [at] berkeley [dot] edu.