• Graduate Mathematics Admissions

  • MA Program

    Admission to the Master of Arts Program in Mathematics at Yeshiva University is competitive, and the following requirements are necessary rather than sufficient conditions for admission.

    1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
    2. A major in mathematics, statistics, computer science or one of the physical or engineering sciences. In exceptional cases, applicants holding a major in a biological science, economics or finance may be considered. All applicants, regardless of major or other qualifications, must have completed courses in Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra at the time of application. Applicants who have not completed a year sequence in Advanced Calculus, but who are otherwise qualified, will be required to remove this deficiency before completing the program.
    3. A B average (GPA of 3.0/4.0) in science and mathematics courses
    4. GRE scores and letters of recommendation as described below
    5. TOEFL scores for graduates of non-English-speaking colleges or universities, as described below. This requirement may be waived by the Department of Mathematical Sciences if the applicant presents evidence that his or her native language is English.

    Deadlines: The Master of Arts Program in Mathematics currently operates on a rolling admission schedule, in which admissions are processed, as they are received, for the next available starting date. Applicants may begin the program in either the spring or fall semesters.

    Required Application Materials
    • Application fee: A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee, made payable to Yeshiva University, must accompany all applications. Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card, in US dollars.
    • Transcripts: Every application must be accompanied by official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Photocopies or scans of transcripts are not acceptable. Transcripts from universities outside the United States must include translation/evaluation by World Education Services.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required. Request that the letters be sent directly from the recommender to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, attention Ms. Elana Ayalon, administrative coordinator. E-mailed letters of reference are acceptable.
    • Personal Statement: Include a brief statement describing your goals in pursuing graduate study in mathematics at Yeshiva University. Use this opportunity to provide any information which is not reflected in the remainder of your application but which you feel is important and would like us to consider. Examples would be relevant extra-curricular activities or relevant non-academic accomplishments.
    • Curriculum Vitae: Include a curriculum vitae, giving full contact information and details of education, work experience, and any other experience related to graduate study in Mathematics.
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):The GRE General Test, as well as the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics, are both required. Both examinations must have been taken within the past five years.
    • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL): The TOEFL is required for international applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree from an institution in a non-English-speaking country. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. Ordinarily, a score of at 550 (written version), 213 (CBT) or 80 (IBT) is required.

    Per credit: $1,100.00

    PhD Program

    Admission to the PhD Program in Mathematical Sciences is highly competitive. In addition to the requirements for admission to the MA program, sixty-credit hours of graduate work are required for admission to the PhD program. Interested students should contact the department chair or the faculty member with whom they wish to study.

    Financial Assistance

    Please review the Office of Student Finance Web site for information on financial assistance.

  • Contact

    Department of Mathematical Sciences

    Chair: Professor Thomas Otway (otway@yu.edu; ext. 6870)

    Administrator: Elana Ayalon (ayalon@yu.edu; ext. 6875)

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