Carnegie Mellon University, Mathematical Sciences

49 1508Program ID: 49-PHD [#1508]
Program Title: Ph.D. in Mathematics
Program Type: Graduate or early career program
Program Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Various
Application Deadline: none (posted 2023/09/19)
Program Description:   URMs  

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications to our graduate program in Mathematics. To be admitted to this program, applicants must document competence equivalent to graduation from a recognized U.S. four-year college, university or institute of technology.

Application deadline for full consideration is December 20.

There is no application fee.


  • Statement of Purpose
    Your statement of purpose should describe your mathematical background and interests, previous research experiences, as well as directions and goals you would like to pursue for your graduate studies. Information about your background or activities that helps identify your potential to grow and achieve will also be considered. Typical statements of purpose are about one or two pages long.
  • Transcripts
    You need to submit transcripts from undergraduate and graduate programs you attended. Transcripts that are not in English should be submitted together with English translations. You may submit an unofficial transcript with your application; in this case official transcripts will be required later should you be accepted into the program
  • Reference letters
    You must submit contact information for at least three academic references. Your references will be directly asked to submit their letters of recommendation through this webiste
  • Subject GRE score (optional)
    We do not collect scores for the GRE General Test. The GRE Mathematics Subject Test is recommended but not required. Your application would receive full consideration without a score. You may submit an unofficial score with your application. If so, the official test report would be required later should you be accepted into the program.
  • Language Proficiency Test Scores (non-native English speakers)
    We accept scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test (DET). The minimum acceptable scores for admission are cumulative TOEFL score 86/120, IELTS 6.5, or DET 110/160. However it is recommended that you have the cumulative TOEFL score 100/120, IELTS 7.5, or DET 120/160. Test scores should be no more than 2 years old. If you are a non-native English speaker, you need to provide a score even if you attended a U.S. undergraduate institution. If you receive an offer of admission, you will need to provide an official score.
    Once enrolled, non-native English speakers must obtain the ITA Language Certification from CMU's Student Academic Success Center. It can be obtained either by achieving a sufficiently high TOEFL Speaking score (26/30) or by passing the ITA test once at CMU.

Carnegie Mellon University Statement of Assurance
Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.

Inquiries concerning the application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to the university ombudsperson, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone 412-268-3930.

Obtain general information about Carnegie Mellon University by calling 412-268-2000.

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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
Department of Mathematical Sciences
c/o Christine Gilchrist,
Wean Hall 6113,
Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 U.S.A.