Applying to a Graduate Program in Mathematics

To apply to the Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) program click here!

To apply to the Ph.D., M.S., or A.M.S.T. programs follow the steps below:


Semester International Student/GTA Resident
Fall February 15 July 1
Spring July 15 November 1
Summer January 15 April 1

Since first-year graduate courses are year-long sequences running in the Fall and Spring semesters, admission starting in the spring or summer semesters is granted only in exceptional cases.

US residents who wish to apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) should apply by the international student deadline to guarantee consideration for a GTA.

To the Department of Mathematical Sciences Graduate Director:

  • Have your three letters of recommendation sent from the recommenders to (preferred method), or by postal mail to the address listed below.*
  • Send unofficial copies of all transcripts by fax, scan-and-email, or mail.
  • Send a CV and a short statement of purpose (1/2 - 1 page) by email, fax, or mail.
  • All applicants will need to complete and submit our departmental application. Send the departmental application by fax, scan-and-email, or mail.

Please click "Apply to the Department Now!" button below, download and fill out the .pdf before emailing it to   

Please email or mail items listed above (2, 3, and 4) all-together in either one email or one envelope to the postal mailing address listed below*.

Apply to Department

Mail to
Prof. Hongwei Long, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431
FAX: (561) 297-2436
Phone: (561) 297-0810

To the FAU Graduate College:

  • Fill out the online application: US resident --- International student
  • Pay $30 application fee: online or by mail (for international students) in the form of a check, money order, or U.S. traveler's check (all must be drawn on a U.S. bank).
  • Have official general GRE scores reported to FAU (school code 5229) 
  • Send official (sealed) copies of all transcripts by mail
    1. Foreign Credential Evaluation: The Graduate College requires all applicants to graduate programs whose transcripts are from foreign institutions to have their credentials evaluated by a professional evaluation service. Click here for more information about NACES evaluations and details regarding credential evaluation requirements for individual degree programs. 
    2. Florida Atlantic University evaluates foreign credentials internally. Click here for information about internal evaluations. Applications cannot be processed until these evaluations are received.
    3. We recommend that you submit all of your application materials to the Graduate College at least 30 days prior to the application deadline to ensure the timely evaluation of all international transcripts and degree documents.  
  • International students must have TOEFL scores reported to FAU (school code 5229) 

Apply to Graduate College

Mail to
Florida Atlantic University
Graduate College
SU-80, Room 101
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
FAX: (561) 297-2117
Phone: (561) 297-3624

For information about the PHD, MS, and AMST programs contact:
Prof. Hongwei Long, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone (561) 297-0810