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Where may I find admission requirements to the Mathematical Sciences Department?

Admission requirements can be found on the graduate student handbooks located on the policy manuals page​.

How long are TOEFL scores valid?

2 years.

When are admission decisions made?

The Graduate Committee typically begins making decisions after January 15 for the Fall semester and after November 15 for the Spring Semester.

Does your program accept Conditional admittance?

Yes. Please contact Mr. Michael Alexo at: CAPAdmissions@udel.edu​

I'd like to schedule a visit to the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Whom may I contact?

Please email Pam Irwin (irwin@udel.edu)

Where do I find the Application to Graduate Studies in Mathematical Sciences?

To begin, continue, or check the status of, your application, please see the UD Office of Graduate and Professional Education​ site.

What is the deadline for my application to be received?

Fall semester - January 15

Spring semester - November 15

Students not requesting funding may apply up until July 1st.

Do I need a MS degree to apply for a PhD degree?

No.

What is the minimum GRE score?

The Graduate Committee prefers a minimum of 1200 (Verbal + Analytical). You may compare your old scores to the new table​.

Is the GRE Subject test required?

Yes but it is not required that it be in Math.

Will my application be considered without the GRE Subject test?

Yes. However an applicant who has similar credentials otherwise and a good score on the test might have a tiebreaker advantage over you.

What is the minimum TOEFL score?

TOEFL - 600 written

IBT - 100

Is there a minimum GRE Score Requirement?

There are no minimum GRE General Test score requirements. Successful applicants typically score at least 150 on the verbal section and at least 157 on the quantitative section.

May the IELTS Score be accepted in place of the TOEFL?

Yes. Minimum score of 7.5 with no subsection below 6.0.​

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