We offer graduate programs leading to MA and PhD degrees.

### Department admission requirements

The background requirement for admission to the graduate program is the completion of a standard undergraduate program in mathematics or the equivalent. The candidate will generally be expected to know linear algebra, the elements of abstract algebra, and elementary real analysis. A student whose degree has been awarded in some other field may be considered if they have had the appropriate courses.

Students must have current general GRE scores and submit a personal statement describing their reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in math.

Applicants for graduate study must apply to, and be accepted by, the University of Hawaii Graduate Division for admission as a degree candidate. Perferred deadline for the Fall semester is February 15 and for the Spring semester is October 1. Late applications are reviewed on a space available basis.

A completed application consists of:

- UH official application to be submitted through the UHM Graduate School admissions site.
- The mathematics department application form. (You must fill out the form all at once; here is sample showing what questions you will have to answer and what documents you will be asked to upload.)
- Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded by your letter writers through the Grad Division site:

http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/submitting-your-application

The following items will be required:

- Transcripts from all undergraduate and previous graduate institutions (unofficial transcripts suffice for evaluation of your application; official transcripts are required for admission to the program).
- Current General GRE scores (Mathematics test is optional).
- Personal statement describing your experience and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in math.
- Application fee. (Contact the gradchair@math.hawaii.edu for more information)
- Most foreign applicants must also submit TOEFL scores. The graduate school requires a score of at least 500 (equivalently, 173 on the computer-based test or 61 on the internet-based test) to be admitted, and a score of at least 600 (or 250 on the CBT or 100 on the IBT) is required to be considered for a teaching assistantship in mathematics.

### Graduate assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available and provide tuition waiver and a stipend starting at \$18,900 for the academic year. PhD students are usually assured of 6 years support if they are in good standing. Many MA students are supported by teaching assistantship on a year by year basis. Some faculty members also have grants that have funds to support students with Research Assistantships. Most graduate assistants teach recitation sections for pre-calculus and calculus courses though other options exist: tutoring, grading, teaching a class, or assisting a professor.

Note that tuition is waived for graduate assistants, but they are not exempt from other fees listed in the Graduate Bulletin.

The Graduate Division requires that Graduate Assistants carry a minimum of six credits per semester, which may include research and seminar courses.

### Tuition and fees for graduate students (subject to change without notice)

Tuition and fees are charged according to the number of credit hours carried by the student; auditors (those enrolled in a course for no credit) pay the same fees as students enrolled for credit. For tuition purposes only, a full-time student is any student enrolled for 8 or more credit hours. However, many mathematics students take only 6 credit hours per semester, to allow time for teaching and research.

### Housing

Almost all room assignments to on-campus residence halls go to Hawaii residents who have priority. There are limited facilities on campus for married students.

For applications and more information, see the

website.

### For Information

You can find more information about our graduate programs at the prospective student page.

To write to the department address, send an email, download applications, and/or register online.

Department Address | Department Phone Numbers | Graduate Chair | Application Forms Register Online |
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Graduate Chair University of Hawaii Department of Mathematics 2565 McCarthy Mall Honolulu, HI 96822-2273 |
Phone (808) 956-7951 Fax (808) 956-9139 |
gradchair @math.hawaii.edu | University Graduate Division Graduate Admissions |

- Fall: February 15
- Spring: October 1

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