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Applying to a graduate program in Mathematics

To apply to the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) program click here!

To apply to the PHD, MS, or AMST programs follow the steps below:

Semester            International Student / GTA                      US 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  should apply by the international student deadline to guarantee consideration for a GTA.

To the Department of Mathematical Sciences Graduate Director:

[1] Have three letters of recommendation sent directly by mail or email to (preferred method)
[2] Send unofficial copies of all transcripts by fax, scan-and-email, or mail.
[3] Send a CV and a short statement of purpose (1/2 - 1 page) by email, fax, or mail.
[4] All applicants will need to complete and submit our departmental application. Send the departmental application by fax, scan-and-email, or mail.

Mail to:
Prof. Y. Wang, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431

FAX: (561) 297-2436
Phone: (561) 297-3317

To the FAU Graduate College:

[1] Fill out the online application: US resident --- International student
[2] 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).
[3] Have official general GRE scores reported to FAU (school code 5229)
[4] Send official (sealed) copies of all transcripts by mail

  • 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. 
  • Florida Atlantic University evaluates foreign credentials internally. Click here for information about internal evaluations. Applications cannot be processed until these evaluations are received.
  • 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 timely processing of all evaluation of transcripts and degree documents.  

[5] International students must have TOEFL scores reported to FAU (school code 5229)


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. Y. Wang, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431