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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
  • One semester (or two quarters) of abstract algebra (equivalent of MAT 310-311)
  • One semester (or two quarters) of real analysis (equivalent of MAT 335-336)

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 (ykashina@depaul.edu​) to discuss their options.

Application Instruct​ions

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

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 and the IELTS as proof of English proficiency. Students who have previously earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in a country where the 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, 213 on the computer-based test, 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or at least 6.5 on the IELTS.

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 (ykashina@depaul.edu​)​.