Dear prospective graduate student,
Thank you for your interest in our program!
This Web page gives an overview of the department and the graduate program, summarizes admission requirements, explains how to apply and when, and provides links to useful information about the university.
If you have any questions please contact us at math-info at math.du.edu.
Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Mathematics
About the department
The University of Denver is located five miles south of downtown Denver, the thriving capital of Colorado. We are the oldest independent university in Colorado, with current enrollment at 5,500 undergraduate and 6,400 graduate students.
The Department of Mathematics has an active faculty of accomplished researchers and teachers. We are particularly strong in algebraic logic, combinatorics, computational geometry, dynamical systems, functional analysis, nonassociative algebra, ordered structures, quantum structures and set theory.
About 70 undergraduate and 25 graduate students are currently part of our department.
Graduate teaching assistantships
Graduate teaching assistantships provide a full tuition waiver, health benefits, and a stipend of $20,000 (PhD students, 2012-13), $17,300 (MS students, 2012-13) for the nine-month year. These positions are merit-based and are awarded on a competitive basis.
Admission requirements for all applicants
- successful completion of a bachelors degree (or equivalent degree) in mathematics or a related area
- personal statement
- two official transcripts from each institution
- three letters of recommendation
- completion of GRE (general test)
Additional admission requirements for international applicants
- to be considered for graduate studies in mathematics you need an English proficiency score of at least: TOEFL 550, or CBT 213, or IBT 80, or IELTS 6
- to be considered for a graduate teaching assistantship in mathematics you also need a spoken English proficiency score of at least:TSE 50, or speaking section of IBT 26, or speaking section of IELTS 8
How to apply and when
To apply, please follow the instructions at the University of Denver Graduate Application website.
There is no formal deadline for applications, however, we make most acceptance decisions in March, which means that the University should receive your completed application in February.
Please see our FAQ for prospective and incoming students.