Apply to Mathematics Graduate Program

Almost all of our graduate students have financial assistance in the form of Teaching Assistantships or Fellowships, awarded on a competitive basis. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Women and minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

You must apply via the electronic application. The direct link to the application is: The deadline for applications is January 27.  The Graduate Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 6.

Application Requirements

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  1. An electronic application for admission
    1. A Statement of Purpose and Resume should be submitted with the electronic application.
    2. A Fellowship Essay is required for any applicant who graduated from a United States high school and who wishes to be considered for a fellowship.
    3. Recommendation letters should be submitted electronically
  2. The Graduate School application fee is $60 (U.S. dollars) for domestic applicants and $75 (U.S. dollars) for international applicants.
Other Requirements
  1.  Applicants are not required to submit GRE scores, but have the option to do so.  The graduate committee will review the GRE policy in Spring 2021.
  2. You must upload to the online application transcript(s) and/or academic document(s) for every institution of higher education you attended. If a transcript is not in English, you must upload an English translation certified by the college or university which issued it.

    The uploaded transcript and/or academic document must be from the official version of the document. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded to the online application system are considered unofficial

    You will need to provide official transcripts and/or academic records at the request of the graduate program or if you are admitted and choose to enroll. For more information, please see

Offical transcripts in sealed envelopes can be sent by the applicant directly to the department at the address given below.

For International Students:

Official TOEFL scores are required through paper-based test or Internet-based test.  Scores must be less than two years old at the time the recommendation for admission is received at the Graduate School (Institution Code 1631, Dept Code 72).
The minimum Internet-Based Test (iBT) scores required for admission are the following:
       Writing 18
       Speaking 18
       Listening 14
       Reading 19
       Total 80
The minimum paper-delivered section requirements are the following (overall score is no longer reported):
       Reading 19
       Listening 14
       Writing 18

Supporting documents should be sent to:

Graduate Office
Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
150 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067 USA