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Applied Mathematics Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the master's program in Applied Mathematics, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. For full admission, applicants must have already completed the following undergraduate-level coursework:

  • A year of single-variable calculus (equivalent of MAT 150-151-152)
  • A course in multivariable calculus (equivalent of MAT 260)
  • A course in linear algebra (equivalent of MAT 262)
  • A course in statistics (equivalent of MAT 348 or MAT 350)
  • A course in computer programming (e.g., C++, Python, Java)

In addition, the following is required for students planning to complete the Applied and Computational Mathematics concentration, and is strongly recommended for students applying to the Mathematical Finance concentration:

  • A course in ordinary differential equations (equivalent of MAT 304)

Applicants who have not yet completed one or more of the listed prerequisites may be admitted on a conditional basis while they complete the prerequisites at DePaul as undergraduate non-degree seeking students. Interested students should contact the Applied Mathematics program director Ilie Ugarcovici ( to discuss their options.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A completed application.
  • Official transcripts detailing course work from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  • An optional personal statement of approximately 200-300 words describing your goals and how they fit with the program is strongly encouraged.
  • International students should also see the International Student Admission Process page for more information.
Application materials can be submitted through the online application or by email to Additionally, official electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution and can be emailed to Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for the application review. Official transcripts will be required upon admission. For international transcripts, follow the instructions on the International Student Admission Process page; do not send international transcripts directly to DePaul. Please make sure your name is on all documents.

Transcripts and other required credentials can also be mailed to:

The Office of Graduate Admission
College of Science and Health
DePaul University
2400 N Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

International Admission

English Proficiency

International student applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency in order to be reviewed for admission. The College of Science and Health accepts scores from the TOEFL, the IELTS and the Duolingo English Test (DET) as proof of English proficiency. Students who have previously earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in a country where the official native language is recognized as English may be exempt from the English language proficiency requirement.

To be considered English language proficient, the College of Science and Health requires a score of at least 80 on the iBT TOEFL with a minimum score of 17 on each section, or at least 6.5 on the IELTS or at least 110 on the DET.

Applicants whose English language proficiency scores are below the stated minimums but who otherwise meet all admission requirements may be granted conditional admission until they demonstrate English proficiency by completing DePaul's English Language Academy program. Requirements for conditional admission are posted on the International Admission website.

For additional information for international students, please visit the International Student Admission Process page or contact the Applied Mathematics program director Ilie Ugarcovici (

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