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Applying for Admission to the Graduate Program

There are five graduate areas in Mathematics (Pure, Applied/Computational, Financial, Bio, Data Science), and you apply to ONE of these areas. See General Information and Guidelines for information about the areas.

Elements of a Complete Application

  1. Official GRE general test scores.

    • Effective Fall 2023, GRE is no longer required for PhD admissions in Department of Mathematics.

    • Currently, Florida State University has waived the GRE requirement for most MS programs, including the MS programs in Department of Mathematics.

  2. Official transcripts from each college and/or university you have attended.

    Note: International applicants or degrees earned from international institutions must submit their official transcripts through the SpanTran pathway portal, or from another NACES approved evaluator. SpanTran has created a custom application for Florida State University that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. Florida State University recommends SpanTran as our preferred credential evaluation because it offers an easy, streamline the application process. See FSU International Admissions webpage for more information.

  3. A statement of purpose.
  4. Three letters of recommendation. On the University application form, you will enter the names and email addresses of at least three people who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation for you.
  5. A completed online University application form (go to https://gradschool.fsu.edu/graduate-admissions).
  6. If your native language is not English: there are additional requirements, such as the TOEFL. Go to http://admissions.fsu.edu/international/ for further information.

For additional information including minimum test scores and GPA, see Graduate Application Requirements and Additional Information.

Please note that we only admit students for Fall semesters; there is no Spring admission.

Fall Admission Deadlines

December 15th: Students with complete applications by this date will be considered for the University's Graduate School fellowships and the Mathematics Department's TA/RA/Tuition waiver awards.

April 30th: Deadline for academic admission to the Mathematics Department. Students with complete applications by this date may also be considered for any possible remaining funding.

Graduate Program Representative

Need more information? Click HERE to talk to a Graduate Program Representative!