The School of Mathematical and Data Sciences at West Virginia University is looking for graduate students who would like to pursue MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics.
Programs: We offer MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics. The MS program consists of approximately 2 years' worth of graduate level coursework and has Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics tracks. The PhD program assumes a master's level background in Mathematics and involves an additional 3 years of coursework and research experience. Students will be accepted into the MS or PhD program depending on their background. We welcome students with a B.S. level background who are committed to pursuing a PhD. They will be able to transition seamlessly from the MS into the PhD program. PhD bound students are typically supported throughout their graduate studies. Official degree information is found in the university catalog. Further details are available in the graduate handbook.
Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for full consideration for admission (and financial support) for Fall 2023 is January 15, 2023. After this date, applications will be reviewed until all positions are filled. Apply through the WVU application portal: https://graduateadmissions.wvu.edu/how-to-apply/apply-for-2022-2023
Support and positions available: Funding is available in the form of Graduate Assistantships. The minimum stipend is currently $\$16,000$ for master's level students and $\$18,500$ for doctoral level students (for the 9-month academic year). The support package also includes a tuition waiver and personal health insurance. Students are responsible for a total of approximately $\$2,300$ in fees for the academic year. We make every effort to ensure GTA support to students who are committed to pursuing and making satisfactory progress towards a PhD degree, whether they are enrolled in the PhD program or in the MS program. While we expect to admit a larger than usual group this year (10-12 new students), the number of GTA positions is limited, and are typically awarded in the Fall admission cycle; apply by January 15 to maximize your chances. We sometimes have GTA positions available for the Spring, but this is unusual. GRE: WVU does not require the GRE, and scores are not considered for admission or for funding. Information Specific to International Applicants: West Virginia University policies relevant to the application process for international graduate students are summarized here.
English proficiency: English language proficiency requirements for international applicants* to WVU are found on this page and can be fulfilled by several different tests. The minimum TOEFL iBT score for admission is 79. *The requirement applies to all students from non-US countries other than the ones listed as exceptions (Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Liberia, and Caribbean Commonwealth countries). Spoken English for GTAs: In order to be eligible for support as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, students whose native language is other than English must fulfill the spoken English requirement outlined here. One way to fulfill this is a score of 22 on the speaking section of the TOEFL iBT. Students accepted with support are expected to fulfill this requirement as soon as possible, but no later than a year from starting in the program.
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For application, please see: https://graduateadmissions.wvu.edu/how-to-apply