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UofL Mathematics Graduate Study - Application Instructions &
Frequently Asked Questions
The University of Louisville Department
of Mathematics is a research oriented department that prides itself on
delivering first-rate graduate instruction. There are a broad range of
courses and ample opportunities to interact with faculty. The Department
also maintains an active colloquium series with talks given by visiting mathematicians,
statisticians and scientists.
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Complete applications require the
1. Complete application
form along with paid application fee.
2. Cover letter to math department
including any information you believe will help process your application.
Please indicate in this letter whether you are interested
in a GTA position, for example.
3. Transcripts (an official copy
for each undergraduate institution attended. UofL transcripts are automatically
of recommendation (at least two, preferably three).
5. Recent (within
three years) GRE scores (only the general exam is required) .
6. All applicants for whom English is a
second language must also submit official TOEFL scores of 79 or higher on
the internet-based test, 213 or higher on the computer-based test, or 550
or higher on the paper-based test for verification of English proficiency. English proficiency can also be met
by submitting official IELTS scores of at least 6.5 overall band score
from the academic module exam.
For full consideration please submit
complete applications by...
Spring admission deadline: November
Fall admission deadline: March 1st.
Late applications will be considered.
For answers to many Frequently
Asked Questions about applying to our
Some of the most common
can I check the status of my application?
The status of
your application can be checked online via ULink, found at http://ulink.louisville.edu.
How will I be notified
when a decision has been made?
of Louisville Information Network) is a University website that integrates
a number of
including the offices of Student Financial Aid, Registrar, and Bursar. Once
logged in, click
student services and then view my graduate application status.
We will try
to send an official letter of admission via regular mail or email, but you
should check the status
of your application on ULink to determine whether a decision has been made.
will receive official notification 4-6 weeks after the program's application
So, for fall admission for example, sometime in mid-March or early April
our graduate committee will notify applicants of the results of their review.
While this may be frustrating, the reason for this timing is that the University
of Louisville adheres to the
How do I apply for
a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)?
"April 15 Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees, and Assistants"
which states that students are under no obligation to respond to offers before
April 15th so that they can weigh all of their offers at once. See this
site, for example, for more details: http://cgsnet.org/april-15-resolution
Include a cover
letter with your application and indicate whether you would like to be considered
for a GTA. These assistantships are
awarded by the department to the most competitive applicants that have expressed
interest. Naturally variable funding restricts the number of available assistantships.
The Graduate Teaching Assistantships include healthcare coverage (for more
details of the health coverage visit http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/toc#Special_Facilities_and_Services). Teaching Assistants receive tuition remission and
are required to enroll in at least nine credit hours of graduate course work
each regular semester.
Are GRE scores required?
Where do I send them? Is the GRE Math Subject Test required?
The general Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. Test
registration and information about the exam can be found at www.gre.org. Please instruct the Educational Testing
Service to forward test results to:
University of Louisville
Office of Graduate Admissions
105 Houchens Bldg
Louisville, Kentucky, 40292
The University of Louisville institution code for score reporting is 1838.
The GRE Math Subject Test is optional.
Official transcripts showing ALL
degrees awarded and ALL undergraduate and graduate work completed
at EVERY accredited college/university previously attended
must be furnished by the degree-seeking applicant. Students that submit transcripts
with degrees "in progress" may be admitted "PROVISIONALLY". In this case
they must submit final transcripts (before the end of their first semester
at UofL) showing the successful completion of these degrees.
How do I apply to the dual Masters of Science (MS) in Biostatistics-Decision
Science and Ph.D. in Applied and Industrial Mathematics?
All transcripts that are not in English must be translated verbatim into
English and must be notarized. International applicants please have transcripts
evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as World Education Services
(www.wes.org) or Educational Credential Evaluators
Dual degrees in Biostatistics-Decision Science and Applied
and Industrial Mathematics are offered by the College of Arts and Sciences
and the School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Upon completion
of the program, students will receive a Ph. in Applied and Industrial Mathematics
and an MS in Biostatistics-Decision Science.
To be admitted to this dual degree program, students are required to apply
to and be accepted by both the Department of Mathematics and the Biostatistics-Decision
Science Program. Please include letters with applications to both the Department
of Mathematics and the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics stating
the intent to take advantage of the dual degree program, and stating interest
in the Biostatistics or the Decision Science concentration. Students must
also submit, to each program, all materials (e.g. GRE scores, transcipts,
etc) necessary to complete respective applications.
The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional
degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.). Individuals who wish to contact the Commission
on Colleges regarding the accreditation status of the university may write
the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call
(404) 679-4500. See Accreditation Confirmation Letter for more Information.