Thank you for your interest in the OSU Graduate Program in Mathematics. We offer MS, MA, and PhD degrees in Mathematics. Here is comprehensive information about our graduate program and graduate assistantships.

For all questions about the graduate program or applying, please consult our FAQs first (applicant FAQs or current student FAQs). If you have further questions that are not answered on our website, please email Emails sent directly to professors or Graduate Committee members may not be answered due to the large volume of inquiries.

Our current graduate brochure presents condensed information about the program.

Extensive information about general matters related to graduate education at OSU is available at the OSU Graduate School website.

Our Students

In our program, we have typically about 30 PhD and 40 MS graduate students. (Some students change from PhD to Master's, or from Master's to PhD). Our students come from various national and international undergraduate and masters programs, with degrees mostly (but not exclusively) in mathematical sciences. Here are their stories. Each year we welcome 15-20 new graduates into our friendly and collaborative environment. Successful applicants are enthusiastic about studying mathematics at the graduate level, and usually have completed undergraduate coursework in linear algebra and introductory real analysis. Many have had exposure to mathematical research, and/or have had other professional experiences. Students with a good undergraduate background may apply directly to the PhD program. Students with a prior Master's degree may also apply. We also accept students only interested in the Master's program.


Applications for Fall 2017 are now open.

Please review our application instructions. Questions? Here is a list of frequently asked questions about applications to our graduate program. Accepted? You may find useful tips on housing and other on our graduate resources page. More questions? You can send an email to

A description of the application review process is available.