A student applying for admission to the Masters of Science program is expected to have at least thirty undergraduate semester credits in the mathematical sciences or closely-related fields with at least eighteen of these credits in upper-level (junior-level or higher) courses.

Students who need to remove deficiencies in their mathematical sciences education can enroll as special students prior to seeking admission to the graduate program, or may ask to be provisionally admitted to the graduate program pending completion of the appropriate courses. The department makes an effort to structure its offerings so that a student who has majored in one area may do graduate work in another. A student changing areas may be required to take additional appropriate courses.

Graduate Bulletin

Graduate Admissions


Each year the department has a number of graduate assistantships available for full-time graduate students. These carry a stipend and remission of tuition. Assignments may include teaching your own course, being a teaching assistant, or grading.

Students who would like to be considered for financial support should apply as early as possible. The deadline for application for the fall semester is March 1 and the deadline for application for the spring semester is October 1.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship application

Graduate School contacts

For more information, check the VCU Graduate School website.