Master of Arts in Mathematics - Application Information

There are two separate applications:

  1. Application for Admission to the Degree Program
  2. Application for a Graduate Assistantship (Optional)

Applications for admission only do not require GRE scores, while applications for a Graduate Assistantship require GRE scores to be sent to the Admissions Office.

Application for Admission to the Degree Program

To apply to the mathematics degree program, applicants must follow the process described at the following page:

Apply for Admission at Marshall

Additional information about admissions requirements and international admissions is provided by the Graduate College.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Mathematics program must follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website at http://www.marshall.edu/graduate. International applicants should also consult the Office of International Admissions and review the website http://www.marshall.edu/admissions/international.

In addition:

  • Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4 from the bachelor’s degree granting institution. International applicants should contact the Office of International Admissions to inquire about possible substitute documentation.
  • Applicants may optionally report scores from the Graduate Record Examination. Applicants who choose to send scores should send them directly to the Graduate Admissions office. GRE scores are required for applications for the mathematics Graduate Assistantship; see below.

Deadlines

To ensure full consideration for admission, domestic applicants must ensure that their application materials are received by the Graduate Admissions office no later than August 1 for admission in the fall, and no later than December 1 for admission in the spring. International applicants must ensure that their application materials are received by the Graduate Admissions office no later than June 15, for admission in the fall, and no later than October 15, for admission in the spring. Applicants who apply for a Graduate Assistantship should follow the earlier dates set below in the section Timeframe for Awarding Graduate Assistantships.

Conditional admission

The Mathematics program may admit applicants conditionally, for one term, pending receipt of required credentials. Applicants whose transcripts do not show coursework equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in mathematics may be admitted conditionally and required to take additional foundational courses, which may include undergraduate courses. Applicants who are conditionally admitted are not eligible to receive a Graduate Assistantship, but become eligible when fully admitted.

Provisional Admission

The Mathematics program may admit applicants provisionally, for one term, when the undergraduate Grade Point Average does not meet the requirement for admission.

For more information on the types of admissions, please see www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/types-of-admission/.

Mathematics Graduate Assistantships and Financial Support

The department offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships. Applicants wishing to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship must submit a separate application form to the Mathematics Department Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies. This form can be obtained from the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies or from the Department of Mathematics website at http://www.marshall.edu/math/graduate.

For complete information on graduate assistantships and other financial support opportunities, please see the Graduate College website at http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/.

Additional requirements for Graduate Assistant applications:

  • The applicant should arrange for no more than three letters of recommendation supporting the application. Letters may be sent by email or by postal mail directly by the referees to the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Mathematics, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington WV, 25755.
  • The applicant must also submit a personal statement not more than two pages in length. This statement should describe the applicant's background, motivation for studying mathematics, future plans, and any other topics relevant to the applicant's qualifications for a Graduate Assistantship.
  • Applicants for a Graduate Assistantship must also apply for admission to the Mathematics degree program and send General Record Examination scores to the Graduate Admissions office. A Graduate Assistantship application cannot be considered until the application for admission to the degree program is complete.
  • A minimum Grade Point Average of at least 2.75 on a scale of 4 from the bachelor's degree granting institution is required.

Timeframe for Awarding Graduate Assistantships

Offers for Graduate Assistantships will be made beginning after May 15, for admission the following fall, and November 15, for admission the following spring. Applicants should ensure their materials are received before these dates to ensure full consideration. Applications received after these dates will be considered until all available Graduate Assistantships are filled.

 
 
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