How to Apply

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences offers about 20 new teaching assistantships each year.
PhD application deadline is July 1, if you are applying for admission only and are not competing for TA support.

PhD application deadline is December 10, if you want to compete for a teaching assistant position.

Applications are accepted for fall admission only. We do not accept applications for spring admission. The graduate review committee will begin reviewing completed applications for admission and teaching assistantship positions after December 10 for fall admission. The first round of offers for TA support will be made by late January.

Applications still considered incomplete by the School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences after July 1 will likely not be evaluated by the graduate review committee in time to be considered for admission for that current year. International applicants may want to allow an additional 4-6 weeks for I-20 and visa processing and should pay careful attention to the I-20/DS-2022 important deadlines.

See Graduate Admissions for additional information on non-refundable application fees and the late processing fee.

Application evaluation

Each applicant is evaluated not only on their grades, but also on their personal statement and letters of recommendation. Only completed applications submitted through the online process will be reviewed.

We receive many inquiries asking for a pre-evaluation to see if an applicant would be eligible to apply or make suggestions on their credentials. Unfortunately we are not able to review any application information sent to us.

Prospective Graduate Students

If you want to join the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University as a graduate student, you must fulfill the general university requirements and those of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. While each of our master’s degree and doctorate programs have unique admission requirements, the minimum standards set by ASU Graduate Education include, but are not limited to:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a closely related field
  • A maintained GPA of at least 3.00 or higher  
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students

Along with your online application to ASU Graduate Education, you must submit your transcripts, a statement of education and career goals, and three letters of recommendation. Additional factors to be considered for different programs may include writing samples, course work in specific areas or certain skillsets.

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences no longer requires applicants to take the GRE. Although this change may not be reflected on all of ASU’s web pages it is effective immediately.

A limited number of application fee waivers may be available to students with financial need; please contact if you would like to request a fee waiver.

Visit ASU Graduate Admission for more information.


Contact our admission team

We encourage you to read your program details carefully before submitting your application. If you need additional assistance, we’re always here to help. Contact our team at 480-965-3951 or