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Thank you for your interest in the OSU Graduate Program in Mathematics.

We typically have about 70 graduate students in the Mathematics program, with about 10 pursuing an M.S. and 60 working toward a Ph.D. Many of our Ph.D. students earn their M.S. en route to their Ph.D..

Our students come from various national and international undergraduate and masters programs, with degrees mostly (but not exclusively) in mathematical sciences. 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 Ph.D. program. Students with a prior Master's degree may also apply. We also accept students only interested in the Master's program.

Begin preparing to apply for Fall 2024.

The application for Fall 2024 will open in the middle of September 2023, and the deadline for full consideration is January 5, 2024. We do not typically admit in the Winter, Spring, or Summer terms.

Prepare your application

Learn what you need in order to apply to our graduate program. Our guide makes applying easy by helping you through the process.

Review application instructions 
Application FAQ 
Learn how applications are processed 

Plan your visit

Arrange a visit with the math department by contacting

Get a feel for campus and tour Oregon State University and College of Science facilities to learn more about what life is like here in Corvallis.

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Fund your graduate studies

Research and teaching assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships are available to provide financial support for your graduate studies.

Explore your options 

International students

Provide to the Graduate School a score report on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Oregon State University's English proficiency requirements for admission are set by the Graduate School, with particular requirements concerning GTAs.

Need help?

For all questions about the graduate program or applying, please consult our FAQ first. If you have further questions that are not answered on our website, please send us an email at Emails sent directly to professors or Graduate Committee members may not be answered due to the large volume of inquiries.