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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Mathematical Sciences (MS,PhD, 4+1 BS/MS)

Telephone: (302) 831-2346
Faculty Listing: http://www.mathsci.udel.edu/people/faculty

Program Overview

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics. The department also offers a 4+1 BS/MS program that allows students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree in any undergraduate major administered by the department and the MS degree in a total of five years of full-time study.

Many of the major areas of mathematics are included among the research interests of the faculty of the department. There are numerous active seminars on these and other mathematical topics, as well as a steady stream of visiting scientists from all over the world.

The department is committed to providing individualized attention and guidance to every student in the program.

Requirements for Admission

Admission is open to students who have completed the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in mathematics or related fields, and who have a sound preparation in linear algebra and advanced calculus. In a 4.0 system, applicants should have a GPA of at least 2.5 and an average of at least 3.0 in mathematics and related areas. Applicants who have completed an advanced degree must have done so with a GPA of at least 3.0. In addition, applicants must take the GRE General Test and a GRE Subject Test (not necessarily in mathematics).

To be eligible for admission, students from a country where English is not a primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English by scoring at least 600 on the paper-based TOEFL exam, at least 100 on the TOEFL iBT, with a minimum score of 20 in each section, or at least 7.5 on the IELTS, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each subsection.

Students applying to the 4+1 BS/MS program must be in their junior year of study at the University of Delaware, enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree program administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, a GPA of at least 3.4 in their major, and must have completed at least two mathematics courses at or above the 400 level. Two letters of recommendation and academic transcripts are required as part of the application process. The letters of recommendation must be from University of Delaware faculty.

Financial Aid

We offer financial aid, including tuition waiver and a stipend, for up to ten consecutive semesters. These semesters include assistantships and fellowships from all sources. Annual renewal of financial aid is not automatic. Students holding assistantships are expected to perform satisfactorily in their assigned duties and to make satisfactory progress in their academic work.

For support to continue past the second year, a student must pass the Preliminary Examination requirement by the start of the fourth semester. For support to continue beyond the third year, a student must complete the Candidacy Examination requirement by the start of the sixth semester.



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