Admissions: The holder of a bachelor's degree from any accredited college or university is eligible for consideration for admission to our Graduate Program. It is normally expected that entering graduate students will possess basic competence in advanced calculus and linear algebra. In addition to completing the application form for admission and sending in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate study, applicants are also required to take the General (Aptitude) Section of the Graduate Record Examination in time to have their scores on file at Case Western Reserve University when their applications are being considered. Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals who are able to assess the applicant's mathematical ability. Foreign students for whom English is not the native language and who have not completed a baccalaureate or master's degree program from an English-speaking university must submit TOEFL scores. Applicants seeking only admission must submit a complete application at least 45 days (allow 90 days when applying from outside the United States) prior to the beginning of the semester for which he/she wishes to be admitted.
Financial Aid: The Department awards several teaching and research assistantships each year. Recipients of teaching assistantships are expected to teach or assist with the instructional work of the Department. All assistantship awards include tuition plus stipend to cover basic living expenses. The stipends vary according to the nature of the award but are comparable to those of other graudate schools. There is no separate application form for an assistantship. To be certain of consideration for financial aid for the following academic year, an applicant must have all application material on file before December 15. Late applications will be considered only if there are still graduate assistantships which have not been awarded.