The Department of Mathematics at UCCS offers a curriculum leading to a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, which is part of the university's Applied Science program. For more information on this graduate program, please contact the department's Graduate Chair. Please refer to the research page for the primary research interests of the department faculty.
The admission criteria include but are NOT limited to the following requirements. Decisions regarding admission are made by the Graduate Committee on an individual basis, after taking into consideration the application materials and supporting documents. Promising students who do not meet all of the admission requirements may be considered for provisional admission.
- Must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with degrees in fields other than mathematics (e.g., biological sciences, physics, engineering) should have mathematical preparation comparable to that provided be a baccalaureate in mathematics.
- Must have an undergraduate Math GPA of at least 3.00. ("A" is equivalent to 4.0.)
- For Spring 2022 or later admission: Must submit GRE General Test scores, from the most recent test, taken within the last 2 years. A percentile of 80 or higher is recommended on the Quantitative Reasoning portion.
- International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency and submit additional documentation, as specified on the Applications page.
See also the admission requirements of the Graduate School.
Please visit the Applications page to apply.
A limited number of scholarships are available each year from the Department of Mathematics to provide financial support to students enrolled in the Ph.D. program. These scholarships are awarded based on the merit as well as the financial need of the applicants.
Transfer Credit Policy
Students transferring into the program with graduate work or a Master's degree in an appropriate discipline must satisfy the admissions requirements above. Graduate-level courses completed outside UCCS prior to admission may be transferable into the program. Normally, transfer credits will not exceed 25% of the total required credit hours. In unusual circumstances, applicants may request a review of their records to determine whether additional credits may be transferred. Decisions regarding transfer of graduate credits are made by the Graduate Chair, and are subject to the regulations of the UCCS Graduate School.
Specific Program Requirements
Mathematics Core Courses (18 hours)