Applications for admission to the master's or data mining programs are considered at any time. Applications for admission to the doctoral program, or for financial aid, should be completed by February 15 to be guaranteed full consideration.
To Apply for Admission
1. Submit an application to the College of Graduate Studies.
Note that it takes the College of Graduate Studies up to 4 weeks to process an application and forward it to the Department of Mathematics. Please plan accordingly so that your application is received before the application deadline.
2. Fill out the Department of Mathematics online application form. You will be required to upload copies of your transcripts. If you are applying for admission to the doctoral program, or for any type of financial assistance, you must provide the names and contact information of three (3) people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation on your behalf. They will be sent instructions for uploading their letters to the online system.
Please note that you will not be able to make changes or add additional information to your application after it has been submitted.
3. Send official GRE scores directly to the Department of Mathematics. The institution code for Central Michigan University is 1106 and the department code is 0703. GRE scores are required for applications for admission to the doctoral program and for applications for financial support.
Masters and Ph.D. applicants with a Bachelors degree must have successfully completed 20 semester hours of mathematics, including MTH 233 (Multivariate Calculus) or equivalent, and one course in either linear or abstract algebra. Applicants must also have courses equivalent to MTH 523 (Abstract Algebra) and MTH 532 (Advanced Calculus) for regular admission to the Masters and Ph.D. programs. Applicants who do not have both of these courses might be granted conditional admission.
International students must demonstrate competency in English by either satisfactory completion of a baccalaureate or graduate degree in which the language of instruction was English or a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum required TOEFL scores for regular admission are 213CBT, 550PBT, or 79iBT.
For more information about admission requirements, please see the CMU Graduate Bulletin.
Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
As a graduate student, you'll have opportunities to apply for financial assistance through graduate assistantships and fellowships offered within the CMU Department of Mathematics and the College of Graduate Studies.
To get answers to your questions and learn more about how you can benefit from the graduate programs within the CMU Department of Mathematics, contact:
Department of Mathematics
Central Michigan University
Pearce Hall 214
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Dr. En-Bing Lin