Please apply online at the SMU website for prospective graduate students. A complete application consists of
- GRE Score
- Recommendation Letters
- A Statement of Purpose
Decisions regarding admission will only be made based on a submitted
complete application. The GRE exam is required but the mathematics
subject test is not (SMU's GRE code is 6660). International students
applying from countries where English is not the native language are
also required to provide scores on the Test of English as a Foreign
Minimum requirements for admission to the graduate program in
mathematics are 18 hours in college-level mathematics courses beyond
first- and second year calculus (or equivalent coursework for international
students). Courses in numerical methods, differential equations,
physics and computer science are particularly helpful, as well
as familiarity with computer programming.
To receive full consideration for financial support completed
applications must be received by the priority deadline of January
15. Applications received after this deadline may be considered for
any unfilled openings.
Applications to the PhD program receive a higher priority for
financial support than applications to the MS program. Note an MS
degree is not required to apply to the PhD program. Applicants to the PhD should explain their interest in research in computational and
applied mathematics on their statement of purpose.
The Department of Mathematics generally starts new classes of graduate students in the fall semester. However, depending on budget constraints and student qualifications, we sometimes do start students in the spring semester. If you are interested in matriculating in the spring, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies before submitting your application to see if this is a possibility.
If you have any further questions about the M.S. or Ph.D. programs in Computational and Applied Mathematics, please contact the Mathematics Department.