# Program Prerequisites

PhD and MS Degree Program Prerequisites

- Baccalaureate in Mathematics or a related field.
- Minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 for the final 60 semester hours of undergraduate study, and an average of 3.00/4.0 in all mathematics courses beyond calculus.
**Master's Degree in Mathematics**applicants (Pure Math, Applied Math and Mathematical Computer Science) must have a minimum of 20 semester hours of undergraduate work beyond calculus.**Master's Degree in Statistics**applicants must have taken: calculus and multivariate calculus (MATH 180, MATH 181, and MATH 210, or equivalent); linear algebra (MATH 310 or equivalent); and a probability or statistics course (STAT 381 or equivalent).

**Tests Required**Neither the GRE General Exam nor the subject exam are required. Applicants may still submit GRE scores; however, an absence of GRE scores will not negatively impact their application.**Minimum English Competency Test Score for International Applicants**(report scores to institutional code 1851):**TOEFL**100, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based TOEFL),**OR**,**IELTS**7.0, with subscores of 7.0 for all four subscores,**OR**,**PTE-Academic**54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.

100 on the Internet-based test (ibT), minimum ibT Speaking subscore of 23; IELTS Band score of 7 with a Speaking subscore of 7; or PTE-Academic 68 with subscores of Reading 66, Listening 66, Speaking 68, Writing 66.*UIC Required English Competency score for Teaching Assistants***Letters of Recommendation**Three required from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic work.**Personal Statement**Required.

**Program Specific Prerequisites:**

**PhD in Mathematics:**

- BS or BA in Mathematics or related field. Applicants should complete coursework related to their research field of interest as outlined below for the various MS in Mathematics concentrations.

**PhD in Statistics:**

- BS or BA in Statistics or related field. Applicants should complete coursework as outlined in MS in Statistics below.

**MS in Mathematics with concentration in Pure Mathematics:**

- Linear Algebra (MATH 320 or equivalent)
- Abstract Algebra (MATH 330 or equivalent)
- One year of analysis (MATH 313 plus MATH 410 or MATH 414, or equivalent)

**MS in Mathematics with concentration in Applied Mathematics:**

- Differential Equations (MATH 220 or equivalent)
- Linear Algebra (MATH 310 or MATH 320, or equivalent)
- One year of Analysis (MATH 313 and one of MATH 410 or MATH 414, or equivalent)

**MS in Mathematics with concentration in Mathematical Computer Science:**

- Data Structures (MCS 360 or equivalent) or Symbolic Computation (MCS 320 or equivalent)
- Discrete Mathematics (MCS 361 or equivalent)
- Linear Algebra (MATH 310 or MATH 320, or equivalent)
- Experience in programming and computing: The successful applicant will show proficiency in all requirements above, either through coursework or relevant work experience.

**MS in Statistics:**

- Calculus and multivariable calculus (MATH 180, MATH 181, and MATH 210, or equivalent)
- Linear Algebra (MATH 310 or equivalent)
- A probability or statistics course (STAT 381 or equivalent)

**Math Education Program Prerequisites**

**DA in Mathematics:**

**MST program (Elementary School Option):**

**MST program (Secondary School Option):**