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Pure Mathematics Admission Requirements

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

  • Two semesters (or three quarters) of single-variable calculus
  • One semester (or two quarters) of multivariable calculus
  • A course in logic and proofs
  • A course in linear algebra
  • A course in abstract algebra
  • A course in real analysis

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 Pure Mathematics program director Yevgenia Kashina ( to discuss their options.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit the following:

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

Detailed application instructions are posted on the CSH Graduate Admissions page.

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 Pure Mathematics program director Yevgenia Kashina (

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If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the CSH Graduate Admission office at (773) 325-7315 or