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Application Process

PLEASE NOTE: The application submission deadline has changed to December 15, effective for Fall 2019 applications.

We accept applications for Fall Quarter only. The deadline to submit an application is December 15 (firm deadline) A complete application with all supporting documents must be received by the deadline. *PLEASE refer to the link at the bottom of the page for additional information from Graduate Division.

A complete application must include the following:

  • A completed UCI Graduate Division online application, including the application fee ($105.00 for US Citizens/lawful Permanent Residents, $125 for all other applicants).
  • Transcripts-Submit one official transcript for every post secondary program attended. Official Transcripts must be in sealed envelopes sent directly from the Registrar's Office at your previous institution(s). We do not accept scanned or emailed transcripts.  Foreign applicants must provide transcripts converted to English, and a calculated US GPA.  UCI students must request an official transcript from UCI's Registar's office .
  • We do accept E-Transcripts from Universities.  Please send to:
  •  Three letters of recommendation.
  •  Statement of Purpose.
  •  Official scores are required for the General and Subject GRE exam taken within the last five years for MS & PhD applicants. * Subject GRE scores are mandatory for all PhD applicants.  PhD applications will not be reviewed without Subject GRE scores.  MS applications will be reviewed, however priority will be given to applicants with Subject GRE scores. No minimum score requirement. GRE scores are sent directly from ETS, (choose Institution Code 4859).

*If you are applying to the Math PhD program, and you have obtained a Subject GRE score in a subject other than math, please contact Professor Guidotti for furthur consultation.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English:
  • TOEFL scores. (The TOEFL requirement for admission purposes only will be waived for applicants who have received a post-baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or University). Must request TOEFL or IETS to send official scores to UCI (choose Institution Code 4859).

Additional English proficiency information can be found HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should my supporting documents be sent?
Supporting documents (transcripts, paper-based letters of recommendation) should be sent directly to the Mathematics Department at the following address:

Donna McConnell
University of California, Irvine
Department of Mathematics
340C Rowland Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3875

For the following documents, please use the codes listed below:
GRE scores: choose Institution Code 4859
TOEFL or IELTS (if required): choose Institution Code 4859

APPLY NOW   School of Physical Sciences, Mathematics Department, specify PhD or MS.  Indicate specific area of interest in the space provided.

I am interested in being a Teaching Assistant. Is there an additional application?
We do not have a supplemental application for Teaching Assistantships. If you are interested in a Teaching Assistantship be sure to indicate this on the Admissions Application under the “Application for Graduate Assistantship of Fellowship” section. Teaching Assistants must maintain a 3.1 GPA.

I am an international applicant, are there additional requirements to apply for a Teaching Assistantship?
International and permanent resident graduate students who are not citizens of countries where English is either the primary or dominant language (as approved by the UCI Graduate Council) who wish to be considered for appointment as a Teaching Assistant must have a score of at least 26 in the speaking component of TOEFL iBT or a score of 8 or higher on the speaking module of  the IELTS exam.  There is no exception to this requirement

Additional English proficiency information can be found HERE.

Can the application fee be waived?
The University of California, Irvine may grant graduate application fee waivers to certain U.S. citizens and permanent residents with strong financial need. Foreign applicants are NOT eligible for graduate application fee waivers. Until the application fee has been received, or a fee waiver has been formally granted, your application will be put on hold and will not be processed.

FEE WAIVERS information

Do you have a minimum GPA requirement?
University policy is that a 3.0 grade point average is the minimum requirement for admission to graduate study, however a lower GPA may be accepted by exception when balanced by other positive indicators of potential.

What areas of research do your faculty work in?
You can find information on our faculty research areas on the Personnel Page. You can access each faculty member’s website by clicking on their name. Most individual websites give detailed information on their research, and include listings of recent publications.

I am an international student. Do you usually provide international students with full tuition waivers?
Outstanding international applicants may be eligible for a full or partial nonresident tuition waiver as part of their admission award package. These awards are offered on a competitive basis.

Do you have a program in statistics?
UCI has recently created a new Department of Statistics. Visit their website.

Can you send a paper application?
The University no longer prints or accepts paper applications. All applications must be submitted online. Further information on the online application process can be found HERE.


Additional information for prospective students can be found HERE.


UCI Graduate Division (Admissions) Frequently asked questions.


For any further inquiries contact Donna McConnell.