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Program Graduate Academic Student Handbook

Student Handbook

​Academic Probation

A student will be placed on academic probation at the time when his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.70.

Academic Dismissal

A graduate student may be academically dismissed under one or more of the following violations of satisfactory progress: his/her cumulative GPA remains below 2.70 after one year of coursework while being on academic probation, or lack of progress toward degree completion.

Conditional Admission

Students whose undergraduate degrees were in majors other than mathematics or related fields may be conditionally admitted provided they complete the following minimum prerequisites as conditions: two years of calculus [the equivalent of MAT 150-MAT 152], multivariable calculus and linear algebra [the equivalent of MAT 260-MAT 262], and a course in statistics. Additionally, a course in computer programming is required.


The same readmission standards outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook and approval of the program director are observed for students in these programs.

Transfer Credit

No more than two graduate courses (8 quarter credit hours or its semester equivalent) may be transferred from another DePaul program or institution provided that they are equivalent to courses offered in DePaul’s graduate program, and they did not count toward another degree either at DePaul or another institution. Written approval must come from graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies.

Undergraduate Courses

No undergraduate courses shall count toward the graduate degree.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements include, but are not limited to, twelve graduate courses (48 credit hours) at a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.

Graduation with Distinction

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.83 for coursework applied toward the applied mathematics degree is required for graduation with distinction.

Time Limitation

The degree is expected to be completed in a maximum of six years.​​​​​

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