Alumni & Friends

Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics at The University of Alabama. It is our goal to provide an atmosphere that will allow you to learn the theory and practice of mathematics, to begin to make original contributions to the field, and to experience the self-fulfillment of working with dedicated faculty members, students, and postdoctoral associates in areas of common interests.

Joint Meetings Graduate FairWhy Come to The University of Alabama for Graduate Studies?

  • We have a department with many active researchers, and we are hiring new faculty members with strong research profiles.
  • Our graduates are very successful in getting academic jobs, mostly those focusing on teaching or at liberal arts schools.
  • We have a medium sized program with a great community.
  • We have a diverse community of graduate schools.
  • Tuscaloosa is a medium sized city that is a great place to live.
  • Our alumni have ended up in a diverse set of mathematics-related careers and places.

More Information

Our Program

Visit the program overview page for more information on the degrees offered.

The UA Graduate Catalog has information about courses offered.  The Math Graduate Student Handbook has more detailed information about our programs.

Admission

All prospective graduate students must apply for admission to The University of Alabama Graduate School. Complete information about graduate admissions can be found on the UA Graduate School website. In addition, a detailed list of application requirements can be found on the How to Apply page.

To be admitted for a graduate degree, students are expected to satisfy The University of Alabama Graduate School’s general requirements for admission. Each applicant must submit scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical portions of the Graduate Record Examination; the advanced portion is preferred but not required.

In response to COVID-19, most admission test scores (GRE/GMAT/MAT MCAT) have been waived for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. This change affects almost all applicants, both on campus and online, whose scores have not been received as of March 15, 2020.  See the Graduate School webpage on supporting documents for admission and the Graduate School webpage on COVID-19 test score wavers for more information.

See the How to Apply page for more information on requirements for non-native English speaking prospective student.  In response to COVID-19, international applicants now have the option to take the Duolingo English test (https://englishtest.duolingo.com). To qualify for regular admission, applicants must score 105 or above.  This exam may be taken from any personal device, making it much more accessible for quarantined or self-quarantined students. This change applies to most Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 applications.   See the Graduate School webpage on supporting documents for admission and the Graduate School webpage on COVID-19 test score wavers for more information.