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Combined Degree in Pure Mathematics (MS)

The combined degree program in Pure Mathematics is designed to provide undergraduate Mathematical Sciences majors with rigorous training in Pure Mathematics as well as a solid foundation for pursuing PhD-level graduate work in mathematics or for teaching mathematics at the community college level. Additional information about the graduate program in Pure Mathematics can be found on the program webpage.

Combined Degree Program Admission Criteria

Students applying for admission to the combined degree program in Pure Mathematics should have already completed the following undergraduate coursework:

  • One year of single-variable calculus (e.g., MAT 150-151-152, or equivalent)
  • Two quarters of multivariable calculus (MAT 260 and MAT 261)
  • One quarter of linear algebra (MAT 262)
  • A course in logic and proofs (MAT 215 or both MAT 140 and MAT 141)

In addition, students who plan to apply to the combined degree program in Pure Mathematics are strongly advised to complete at least one of the following course sequences during their junior year to ensure they meet the prerequisites for graduate coursework during their senior year:

  • MAT 310 & MAT 311 (Abstract Algebra I & II)
  • MAT 335 & MAT 336 (Real Analysis I & II)

Students who are interested in applying to the combined degree program in Pure Mathematics but who are not concurrently enrolled in either Abstract Algebra or Real Analysis, or who have not yet completed MAT 261 or MAT 262, should consult with the Pure Mathematics Graduate Program Director Yevgenia Kashina (ykashina@depaul.edu).​​​

Application Instructions

Students may apply for admission into the combined degree program in Pure Mathematics during their junior year of study. To apply, students should submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions (graddepaul@depaul.edu):

​Interested students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Pure Mathematics Graduate Program Director Yevgenia Kashina prior to submitting their application.​