Information for Prospective Graduate Students


Applications for admission to the master's or data mining certificate 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. 

1. To Apply for Admission to any Graduate Program in the Department of Mathematics submit an online application to the College of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Admissions
(989) 774-GRAD

College of Graduate Studies
Central Michigan University
Foust Hall 100
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

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 department application deadline, February 15.

2. Additional Required Documents by the Mathematics Department for the Admission and Financial Support Applications:

  • General GRE (Ph.D. applicants only): Required for both admission and financial support applications. Arrange for the GRE Exam Agency to send the official copy of the GRE scores directly to the Department of Mathematics. The institution code for Central Michigan University is 1106 and the department code is 0703.
  • Three letters of reference (For all applicants who apply for financial support): Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:  Graduate Committee using the e-mail  with the Subject line on the e-mail: Letter of Recommendation for <Last name, First name>.
  • Complete the form: MATHEMATICS GRADUATE PROGRAM APPLICATION (Word Doc or Fillable ​PD​Fand e-mail the completed form as an attachment to:  ​Graduate Committee using the e-mail with the Subject line on the e-mail: Graduate Program Application by <Last name, First name>.

Deadline for the department financial support application is February 15.

​Admission Requirements

Masters and Ph.D. applicants with a Bachelor's 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 for international students, please see: 

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.

Contact Us

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
Phone: 989-774-3596
Fax:     989-774-2414

Dr. En-Bing Lin
Department Chairperson