Iowa State University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: ISU-POSTBAC [#1392]
Program Title: Iowa State University Mathematics Postbaccalaureate Program
Program Type: Graduate or early career program
Program Location: Ames, Iowa 50011, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/03/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/16, finished 2023/09/16, listed until 2023/06/16)
Program Description:   URMs  

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University will be offering a funded Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics during the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics is a certificate program that offers students who have received Bachelor’s degrees a year of training and preparation for entering a PhD program. The main goal of the program is to prepare students to be successful in graduate studies in mathematics or applied mathematics and to experience the environment of graduate school.

In this program students will take 4 graduate level courses, have teaching assignments in undergraduate courses, get ample mentoring from the department’s faculty and graduate students, attend conferences, and receive professional development to aid in applying for graduate programs (or jobs, if necessary).

Applicants must submit an application (that can be found at, transcripts, a personal statement, and at least 2 letters of recommendation. Underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, and nontraditional students who want to go back to school are encouraged to apply.

We will begin review of applications March 15th and continue until all places are filled. The number of funded positions is subject to the availability of funds.

Personal statement for this application should address the following

  • Why are you applying to the program?
  • What is your anticipated career?
  • What do you think will be the main benefit(s) of the program to you?
  • Why do you think you are a good fit for the program?
  • Are you proficient with calculus? All students in the program will be teaching assistants in classes such as calculus. We will provide guidance on how to run recitations but we need to know you have experience with the material.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
email address
Math Department
Iowa State University
396 Carver Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2064