Graduate Admissions

Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline (PhD applicants)
We strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications by this deadline for priority review.

Final Deadline (All applicants)
Applicants who apply by the final deadline will still have their files formally reviewed by the admissions committee for full consideration. We do not accept late applications.

Program Deadline for Autumn 2025 Response


Priority Deadline:
December 1, 2024

Final Deadline:
January 13, 2025

Priority applicants:
Top applicants will receive a response by early January

All other applicants:
By mid February

MS Campus Programs

Final Deadline:
January 13, 2025

All applicants:
By mid February

MS Online Progam

Final Deadline: 
July 1, 2025

All applicants: 
By early August

How Do I Apply?

You can begin your application for the graduate degree programs online through the UW Graduate School website. The online application lets you know what materials you need to submit, and allows you to save your information before submitting.

Application Materials

All application materials, including letters of recommendation and application fee, are due by posted deadlines.  You may need to remind your letter writers of the deadline.  No hard-copy application materials should be mailed to the department!

Required of all applicants:

  • Upload Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Upload Statement of Purpose - A Statement of Purpose (SOP), sometimes referred to as a personal statement, tells the admissions committees a little bit about who you are, what your academic and professional interests are, and what you will be able to add to the graduate program.  Graduate programs are demanding and a SOP should be used to demonstrate your motivation, work ethic and qualifications to complete the program.
  • Upload Resume or CV 
  • Designate Recommendations (3)
  • Pay Application Fee* and Submit Application
    *see below for information on fee waivers

Optional for all applicants:

Self-report GRE General and/or Subject Scores and request ETS send official scores using code 4854 

For students applying to the PhD Program:

PhD applicants who identify as members of underrepresented or marginalized groups may be interested may be interested in the F-GAP mentoring program offered by the Math Alliance where your materials are reviewed by a faculty member. To apply for the F-GAP mentoring program a student must first become an Alliance Predoctoral Scholar.

For applicants whose native language is not English:

We strongly recommend that you review the policy and score requirements here.  Self-report English Language Proficiency Scores and request ETS send official scores using code 4854. 

Application Fee Waivers:

We offer a limited number of departmental fee waivers for PhD applicants who do not qualify for the UW Graduate School's application fee waiver

If you are not eligible for the above waiver, departmental fee waivers may be granted to applicants who identify as members of underrepresented or marginalized groups. Waivers may also be granted on a need basis.

To request a departmental fee waiver, email to explain why you are seeking a waiver. In your request, please include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Application ID Number
  • Your citizenship

Departmental fee waiver requests must be made no later than 4 business days before the final application deadline (ie: for Autumn 2025 applicants, requests must be sent via email by January 7, 2025). Additionally, all other application materials must be included in your application file for consideration.

Graduate Non-matriculated Students

Graduate Non-matriculated (GNM) status provides access to graduate courses for those who are not currently seeking a graduate degree, but who may later want to apply these credits (up to 12) toward one of our graduate degree programs. A bachelor’s degree and 3.0 GPA in your last 90 quarter (60 semester) hours are required to apply for GNM status. More information on this status is available through the Graduate School page on GNM applications. GNM status is only available for fall admissions to the online MS program. 

For more information

Please visit our FAQs. If you have further questions, please email

Amath Graduate Info Sessions

Register for one of the information sessions below to learn more about the PhD & MS programs.

Date Time Registration
October 17, 2024 10:00am PT Register here
November 12, 2024 3:00pm PT Register here
December 5, 2024 12:00pm PT Register here