Admissions and Financial Support
Requirements for admission to one of our master’s programs:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and good standing at the last institution attended.
- A minimum GPA of 2.85 (3.0 for international coursework).
- GRE test scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing). A minimum combined
score of 300 is required.
Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the requirement that applicants submit GRE test scores is suspended for the 2022 admissions cycles.
- Proof of English proficiency via a TOEFL or IELTS exam, if baccalaureate instruction was not in English.
Applying for admission to graduate programs requires several steps, the details are on the Graduate Admissions webpage:
A student who meets General Admission Requirements but has deficiencies in mathematics or statistics coursework, may be admitted to a program with status “conditional admit.” Specific recommendations will be made for classes to take in the first year of study, so that the student has a clear path to obtain “classified” standing by the end of the first year.
- CSU Mentor Application filling period: October 1 — March 1
- Document Submission Deadline: April 1
- Late Admit Deadline: July 1st
Please note that admission is for Fall only.
Financial Support and Teaching Assistant Positions
The department offers several teaching assistant (TA) positions to graduate students each year. Most mathematics TAs teach two breakout sections of Calculus I or II (Math 150, 151) that meet twice a week or four sections of Calculus III (Math 252) meeting once a week. Statistics TAs usually lead a breakout tutorial for Elementary Statistics for Business (Stat 119A) or a lab for Statistical Principles and Practices (Stat 250). Each of these positions also includes grading and tutoring/office hours. Some advanced students in math and statistics have positions in higher level courses. Research assistant positions are also available to some continuing graduate students, depending upon faculty grant support.
- Your resume
- A short statement (1 page) of mathematical or statistical interests, teaching experience and teaching preferences
- Two letters of recommendation – at least one should address your teaching ability and one should address your mathematics or statistics ability. Please note that your letters of recommendation should come directly from those writing the letters.