All applicants must establish adequate preparation for graduate studies in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences as demonstrated by at least one of the following:
A baccalaureate degree or master's degree (not necessarily in mathematics) from an accredited college or university, or completion of work equivalent to the baccalaureate degree or master's degree given at CU Denver with at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA);
Sufficiently high performance on the GRE subject test in mathematics, or completion of at least 12 credit hours of graduate-level mathematical coursework.
In addition, students must have taken a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate mathematics, at least 24 of which are upper division courses with a grade of B- or better. These courses must include:
- two semesters of advanced calculus or real analysis (or equivalent)
- one semester of linear algebra
- one semester of one of the following:
- abstract algebra
- or differential equations
- or discrete mathematics or
- or probability
Subject to approval by the Graduate Committee, students who do not satisfy all of the above admission requirements may be admitted as a provisional degree student with the understanding that deficiencies must be removed within one year of entry into the program. Undergraduate credits earned for deficiency coursework cannot be applied to a graduate degree.