- 33 total credit hours of coursework
- 18 credit hours of core classes (passing with grade of A or B)
- Completion of report or thesis
- Electives in computer science, statistics, mathematics or other disciplines depending on your specialization, interests and career objectives
- Choose from one of eight research groups: Analysis, Commutative Algebra, Lie Theory/Representational Theory, Math Education, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, and Topology.
to choose from, covering a wide range of mathematic disciplines.
Research and Faculty
Oklahoma State offers internationally renowned faculty with a long-standing tradition of excellence in research and teaching. The OSU Department of Mathematics maintains a supportive and friendly environment in which you can develop to your fullest potential. Our facilities, located in the Mathematical Sciences Building, include a state-of-the-art 3D printing lab and recently remodeled classrooms equipped with the latest technology.
- At least 18 undergraduate credit hours in mathematics beyond elementary integral calculus
- Introductory courses in related fields such as physics, statistics, and computer science recommended
- Personal statement
- Names and email addresses of three references
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume (consider including a list of math courses taken and associated textbooks used)
- GRE preferred but not required
- TOEFL scores required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers
- Speaking section of TOEFL-iBT should be taken if applying for assistantship
- February 1 (Fall admission)
- October 1 (Spring admission)
*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines are for full consideration.
Cost & Assistance
Financial assistance is available for teaching and research. This primarily comes in the form of a teaching assistantships, but some advanced students receive support from faculty grants. A teaching assistantship includes a waiver of both resident and non-resident tuition for eligible credit hours during the academic year. Currently, stipends for the academic year (9 months) range from $18,261 to $21,222. Stipend enhancements are available for outstanding applicants. Stipends for summer support are available for some teaching assistants. A teaching assistantship also includes health insurance.
Fellowships are also available, with preference given to students who plan to ultimately pursue a PhD In addition, the department gives a number of monetary awards each year for outstanding academic achievement and for excellent teaching.