2022-2023 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Mathematics

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Mathematics


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2021

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General and subject in Mathematics

Letters of Recommendation

3, from mathematicians or professionals in related fields who know the applicant's recent work.

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit the departmental application and a statement of purpose.

Although prospective graduate students in mathematics need not have an undergraduate mathematics major, they must have completed at least 12 quarter courses (or eight semester courses) in substantial upper division mathematics, particularly advanced calculus, algebra, differential equations, and differential or projective geometry.

M.A.: Not currently accepting applications. Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2 in the above-mentioned upper division mathematics courses.

M.A.T.: Not currently accepting applications. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program serves the needs of present and prospective mathematics teachers in high school and junior college. Applicants should consult the department for specific admission requirements.

Ph.D.: Applicants must present a grade-point average of at least 3.5 in upper division mathematics courses. Applicants who have already obtained a master's degree must have maintained an average of better than 3.5 in graduate study. International applicants should have at least a comparable record in their mathematical education.

Exceptions to these requirements are granted only in cases where exceptional ability in quantitative science has been demonstrated.

Program Name


Leading to the
degree of

M.A.T., M.A., Ph.D.

Admits only Ph.D. applicants.

Major Code



6356 Math Sciences
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555


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