Applications of Admissions and Financial Support

Application for admission to graduate program and application for financial support are two separate processes.

  • Applications for admission to graduate programs in the Department of Mathematics are considered at any time.  
  • The Applications for financial support from the Department of Mathematics should be completed by February 15 to be guaranteed full consideration.
Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences:Mathematics Concentration
Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences: Collegiate Mathematics Ed. Concentration
Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences: Statistics Concentration

  • Applicants must meet all CMU Graduate Studies admission requirements. International students should take note of any special admission considerations required by the College of Graduate Studies, including TOEFL requirements.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree must have successfully completed 20 semester hours of mathematics including Multivariate Calculus (equivalent to MTH 233), Abstract Algebra (equivalent to MTH 523), and Advanced Calculus (equivalent to MTH 532). A minimum GPA of 2.7 overall (or 3.0 in the final sixty semester hours of graded coursework toward the bachelor's degree) and 3.0 in mathematics is required.
  • Applicants with a Master's degree in mathematics equivalent to the M .A. degree at Central Michigan University must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their graduate work.
  • Applicants must submit general GRE examination scores and three letters of recommendation directly to the Department of Mathematics.
  • Applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose of at least 100 words and not to exceed two pages. The Statement of Purpose should explain their relevant academic and professional experiences, discuss motivation for applying to the program, and describe their goals after completing the program.
  • Full consideration is guaranteed for applicants who submit all materials before February 15. Application materials received after February 15 are on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
  • Both admission to the program and awards of Graduate Assistantships are competitive, with evaluation based on the nature of previous coursework, grades, general GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. Applicants interested in a Graduate Assistantship position must submit a Graduate Assistantship Application directly to the Mathematics Department. The deadline for applying for a Graduate Assistantship is February 15. Application materials received after February 15 are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 
M.A. in Mathematics
  • Applicants must meet all CMU Graduate Studies admission requirements. International students should take note of any special admission considerations required by the College of Graduate Studies, including TOEFL requirements.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 20 semester hours of mathematics including Multivariate Calculus (equivalent to MTH 233), Abstract Algebra (equivalent to MTH 523), and Advanced Calculus (equivalent to MTH 532). Students missing one or more of these courses may be considered for Conditional Admission. Applicants granted Conditional Admission will be asked to take the missing course(s) when they begin the program. A grade point average of 2.7 overall and a 2.7 in mathematics are required.
  • Applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose of at least 100 words and not to exceed two pages. The Statement of Purpose should explain their relevant academic and professional experiences, discuss motivation for applying to the program, and describe their goals after completing the program.
  • Both admission to the program and awards of Graduate Assistantships are competitive. Applicants interested in a Graduate Assistantship position must submit a Graduate Assistantship Application along with General GRE scores and three letters of recommendation directly to the Department of Mathematics. Evaluation for Graduate Assistantships is based on the nature of previous coursework, grades, general GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. The deadline for applying for a Graduate Assistantship is February 15. Application materials received after February 15 are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 
M.S. in Applied Statistics & Analytics
  • Applicants must meet all CMU Graduate Studies admission requirements. International students should take note of any special admission considerations required by the College of Graduate Studies, including TOEFL requirements.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics and/or statistics courses that include the following: MTH 133 (Calculus II) or the equivalent, one course in linear algebra, and one course in statistics or probability. A grade point average of 3.0 in mathematics and statistics course work is required.
  • Applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose of at least 100 words and not to exceed two pages. The Statement of Purpose should explain their relevant academic and professional experiences, discuss motivation for applying to the program, and describe their goals after completing the program.
  • Both admission to the program and awards of Graduate Assistantships are competitive. Applicants interested in a Graduate Assistantship position must submit a Graduate Assistantship Application along with General GRE scores and three letters of recommendation directly to the Department of Mathematics. Evaluation for Graduate Assistantships is based on the nature of previous coursework, grades, general GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. The deadline for applying for a Graduate Assistantship is February 15. Application materials received after February 15 are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Graduate Certificate in Actuarial Science
  • Applicants must meet all CMU Graduate Studies admission requirements. International students should take note of any special admission considerations required by the College of Graduate Studies, including TOEFL requirements.
  • Applicants must hold at least a four year undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 13 semester hours of mathematics and/or statistics courses that include Multivariate Calculus (equivalent to MTH 233) and one course in statistics or probability. A grade point average of 3.0 in mathematics and statistics course work is required.
  • Applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose of at least 100 words and not to exceed two pages. The Statement of Purpose should explain their relevant academic and professional experiences, discuss motivation for applying to the program, and describe their goals after completing the program. 5. The consideration of admission deadline is the same as the University policy as specified in the Graduate Bulletin. 
Graduate Certificate in Data Mining
  • Applicants must meet all CMU Graduate Studies admission requirements. International students should take note of any special admission considerations required by the College of Graduate Studies, including TOEFL requirements.
  • Applicants must have completed at least three years of undergraduate program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and at least 3 credit hours of basic statistics or equivalent.
  • Applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose of at least 100 words and not to exceed two pages. The Statement of Purpose should explain their relevant academic and professional experiences, discuss motivation for applying to the program, and describe their goals after completing the program.
  • The consideration of admission deadline is the same as the University policy as specified in the Graduate Bulletin. 

For detailed information about different graduate programs and admission requirements in the Department of Mathematics, please see the: 
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).  

For more information for international students, please see:
Office of International Affairs
oiainfo@cmich.edu
989-774-4308
To Apply for Admission to any Graduate Program in the Department of Mathematics: Required documents for every program are:
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • TOEFL (for international students)
Minimum TOEFL for international students: 550 PBT, 79 IBT, 6.5 IELTS, 53 PTE, 5 IB or 77 MELAB.

For submission of online application for admission, visit the College of Graduate Studies Website HERE.

For questions about Graduate Admissions:
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 material is received before the department application deadlines (admission deadline is June 1.  Financial support deadline is February 15).
As a graduate student, you'll have opportunities to apply for financial assistance through Graduate Assistantships offered by the Department of Mathematics.

For more information, visit the Mathematics Graduate Assistantship Page here

GA positions for Ph.D., M.A. in Mathematics, and M.S. in Applied Statistics students requrie:
  • General GRE 
  • 3 letters of reference
Procedure of submitting the required additional documents for financial support to the Department of Mathematics
  • Complete the form: Mathematics Graduate Program Application (WordDoc or Fillable ​PDF​) and e-mail the completed form as an attachment to Graduate Committee at mthgrad@cmich.edu with the subject line on the email: Graduate Program Financial Support Application by (last name, first name).
  • 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
  • Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Graduate Committee at mthgrad@cmich.edu with the subject line on the email: Letter of Recommendation for (last name, first name).
Deadline for the departmental financial support application is February 15 to be guaranteed full consideration.