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Graduate Admissions

Application Priority Deadlines

IMPORTANT: If you are also applying for a graduate teaching assistantship, then the university and departmental program applications are due by February 1st for the following academic year for all graduate degrees except the PhD in Mathematics Education which is due by January 10th.  Certificate programs are ineligible for a graduate teaching assistantship.

Graduate programs in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics offer rolling admissions and follow the same priority application deadlines as the university. Please note that the following dates are priority filing dates only. Applications will still be accepted after these dates.
Fall Term: April 1
Winter Term: September 1
Spring Term: November 1
Summer Session: February 1

International applicants with F-1 or J-1 Visas have earlier recommended filing dates in some cases:
Fall Term: March 1
Winter Term: July 1
Spring Term: November 1
Summer Term: February 1

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics is now using an online application system, allowing for the electronic submission of all components of our application including letters of recommendation. Please select your program of interest below for specific instructions.

Apply to the Master of Arts or Masters of Science in Mathematics

Apply to the Master of Science in Statistics

Apply to the Master of Science in Mathematics for Teachers

Apply to the Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences

Apply to the Ph.D. in Mathematics Education

Apply to the Graduate Certificate for Middle School Mathematics Teachers

Apply to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

Apply to the Ph.D. in Systems Science with the Math Option*

*The Ph.D. in Systems Science with Math Option is administered by the Systems Science Department which does not participate in the online departmental application submission process. To apply to this program, apply to the university online and send a departmental application packet to Systems Science Graduate Program, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751.

The Ph.D. in Systems Science departmental application packet should contain the following:

  • Departmental Graduate Application Form which is page 3 of the PDF version of the University Application.
  • Three recommendation letters describing the applicant’s potential for graduate study.
  • A statement from the applicant indicating how their background has prepared them to undertake study leading to a doctoral degree in mathematics.
  • Applicants are encouraged to to submit a list of courses taken, text books used, and topics covered.

If you have questions about the admissions process for the MA/MS Mathematics, MS Statistics or Graduate Certificates, please contact Administrative Assistant Katie Gettling at 503-725-3604, ekatie@pdx.edu.

If you have questions about the admissions process for the MAT/MST Mathematics or the Ph.D. Programs, please contact Administrative Assistant Kathie Leck at 503-725-8244, leck@pdx.edu.

If you have questions about one of our graduate programs, contact the Program Director for your program of interest.