Degrees and Fields of Study
- Atmosphere Ocean Science and Mathematics
The Ph.D. program in Mathematics offers the opportunity to conduct research in New York or NYU Shanghai. Read more about NYU Shanghai.
- Scientific Computing (with Computer Science)
For programs in Mathematics in Finance see the Mathematics in Finance Programs, Requirements, and Deadlines web page.
Non-degree applicants must carefully read the requirements section below.
Note: The field of study descriptions may not exactly match the actual program name on the degree that is conferred. Please refer to the GSAS Bulletin section Degree and Certificate Programs as Registered by the New York State Education Department for the actual program name and degree conferred.
- December 18: Strongly recommended date, fall only admission
- January 4: Final deadline date, fall only admission
- April 1: Fall
- November 1: Spring
- April 15: Summer
Joint M.S. Applications (Scientific Computing)
- February 15: Strongly recommended date, fall only admission
- May 1: Final deadline date, fall only admission
- November 1: Spring 2021 deadline
- August 1: Fall
- November 1: Spring
- May 1: Summer
All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U.S. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.
Application Requirements for Mathematics
All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes the online application, academic transcripts, test scores (if required), letters of recommendation, a résumé or curriculum vitae, a Statement of Academic Purpose, and an application fee. Applicants also have the option of providing a short Personal History essay. Please refer to the Instructions section of the online application. In addition, the department specifically requires the following:
GRE for Ph.D. Applicants to Mathematics: GRE general test required. GRE subject test required; preferably in mathematics, but accepted in other relevant sciences.
GRE for Ph.D. Applicants to Atmosphere Ocean Science and Mathematics: GRE general test required. GRE subject test in Mathematics required; applicants may substitute the GRE subject test in Physics.
GRE for Master's Applicants: GRE general test required. GRE subject test in Mathematics or other quantitative field strongly encouraged.
TOEFL or IELTS: Either the TOEFL or the IELTS is required of all applicants who are not native English speakers or who do not have a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English. See test score FAQ.
Statement of Academic Purpose: In a concisely written statement, please describe your past and present work as it relates to your intended field of study, your educational objectives, and your career goals. In addition, please include your intellectual and professional reasons for choosing your field of study and why your studies/research can best be done at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU. The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
Writing Sample: Not required.
Optional Video Submission: As part of the application to the Ph.D. program in Mathematics or Atmosphere Ocean Science, the department encourages you to submit a short video statement. This is an optional part of your application and is not required. Please read the detailed instructions on the GSAS Application Instructions - Video Requirements webpage.
NYU Shanghai Applicants: Applicants to the Shanghai track of the Mathematics Ph.D. program should indicate their interest in the campus section of the application.
Non-degree Applicants: Non-degree applicants to Mathematics who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or applicants who hold a current H1-B visa, must use the online application to apply. Other non-degree applicants must follow special instructions. Refer to Application Policies in the Application Resource Center for more information. As part of the application, all applicants must provide a final and official academic transcript showing proof that the bachelor’s degree or equivalent was conferred, including all courses with grades received. The TOEFL is required of applicants who are not native English speakers. The GRE, letters of recommendation, and résumé are optional (please leave items blank on the application if you do not provide). The statement of purpose should explain why you want to attend the program as a non-degree student and describe the courses you plan on taking.
We reserve the right to change this information at any time. This document supersedes all previous versions.
Last updated June 26, 2020.
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