#### Harvard UniversityRanked 2 in Best National University.

PhD Admissions Statistics

College description: Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission. Your middle and high school students will gain the math skills needed to succeed in life, work, and academia. Build deeper knowledge of mathematics content, with a particular focus on middle and high school math classrooms. Develop an enhanced understanding of what it means to learn math and where mathematical misconceptions and student confusion can occur.

Admission to the PhD program is extremely competitive, so it is difficult to assess any qualified applicant's likelihood of admittance. However, on average, we admit approximately 10% of qualified applicants

An applicant should have the equivalent math background of Mathematics 21a and 21b (see Harvard course catalog), at minimum. Students who do not have that level may not compete well against undergraduate math or statistics majors in admissions and will struggle in upper-level statistics courses

The GRE Math Subject Test is not required, however some faculty do want to see the math subject test score. We only recommend taking the GRE Math Subject Test if the applicant is very confident of doing well.

Adequate command of spoken and written English is essential to success in graduate study at Harvard. Applicants who are non-native English speakers and who received their undergraduate degree from an academic institution where English is not the primary language of instruction must prove their English proficiency by earning either a minimum score of 80 on the Internet based test (iBT) of the Test of English as a Foreign Language

Mathematics Graduate Programs

College description: We offer an M.S. in Mathematics with degree options in Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and an M.S. in Statistics Data Science. Within the M.S. in Mathematics program, students can choose one of two program options: Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. All M.S. degree programs (Mathematics or Statistics Data Science) have two possible degree plans: the Thesis Plan or the Comprehensive Exam Plan (Non-Thesis Plan). This option provides a solid foundation in the theoretical aspects of mathematics.

Applicants must apply directly to the UNR Graduate School through the graduate admissions portal. Applicants must meet the University graduate admission requirements

Required Materials for Ph.D. Programs

1. Undergraduate/Graduate Transcripts from Previous Institutions

2. GRE (general test)

3. TOEFL/IELTS (only required for International students)

4. Three (3) letters of recommendation

5. Statement of purpose

6. Resume

7. Do you request financial support? A graduate support in a form of TA-ship (20h/week) is offered to all students in good academic standing.

GRE -- Mathematics Test scores are NOT required, but are recommended.

Required Materials for M.S. Program

1. Official Undergraduate/Graduate Transcripts

2. GRE (general test)

3. TOEFL (minimal scores: 550 for paper test, 79 for Internet test ) or IELTS (6.5)

4. Statement of Purpose

5. Letters of Recommendation (at least one letter is required; 3 is recommended)

Mathematics Statistics

College description: degrees in both mathematics and statistics as well as M.S. The applied mathematics and analysis professors and, in particular, my advisor Panos Kevrekidis made those five years at UMass both enjoyable and productive. After visiting other graduate programs in the US, I appreciate even the small size of the graduate program and the attention graduate students were receiving at the UMass program.

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Without the application fee the Graduate Admissions Office will not process the application and will not forward the application to our department. The application fee must be paid at the time that the application is submitted. The application fee cannot be waived, except for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who qualify for a waiver of the GRE fee.

The general GRE is strongly recommended for all applicants, but it is not required. The mathematics subject GRE is required only for applicants to the Mathematics Ph.D. program (unless you choose the Statistics subfield in which case it is not required). **In other words, if you apply to the Applied Math M.S. program or any Statistics program, you are not required to take any GRE.** The only required GRE is the mathematics subject GRE and that exam is a requirement only for applicants to the Mathematics Ph.D. program who are not specializing in Statistics.

We require two letters, but if more letters will give a better picture of an applicant's strengths, it will certainly help; there is no upper limit on the number of letters allowed.

The university will require official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools you have attended, where six or more credits were taken. Official transcripts are normally provided by the schools and should be sent in a sealed envelope.

#### Rice UniversityRanked 19 in Best National University.

Computational and Applied Mathematics

College description: Statistics coursework acquaints students with the role played in the modern world by probabilistic and statistical ideas and methods. Students grow familiar with both the theory and the application of techniques in common use as they are trained in statistical research. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is designed for those students interested in applied statistics while the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is intended for students desiring to pursue research positions or graduate study in Statistics. The graduate program has areas of specialization in applied probability, Bayesian methodology, bioinformatics, biomathematics, biostatistics, computational finance, data visualization, environmental health, functional data analysis, graphical models, large and complex data, machine and statistical learning, networks, neuroscience, nonparametric function estimation, social sciences, statistical computing, spatial statistics, stochastic processes, systems biology, time series analysis, and urban analytics.

Admittance to a Rice University Computational and Applied Mathematic graduate-degree program requires a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.

Applicants must submit their applications to the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics using the online application system.

The application fee is $85 and must be paid before submitting an online application. The fee can be paid online using a major credit card. Applicants that believe they may be eligible for a fee waiver should contact the department; however, please note that fee waivers are only granted in rare cases.

Using the online application system, you must upload the following documents: unofficial copies of your University transcripts, statement of purpose, 3-4 letters of recommendation, GRE scores and, for international students, TOEFL scores.

The TOEFL or IELTS may be waived for an international student who has received a degree from a university at which English is the official language of communication.

**Although the admissions committee may consider any test scores submitted, GRE subject tests are not required, but are considered if submitted.**

At least three letters of recommendation are required; the preferred number is four.

#### Tufts UniversityRanked 27 in Best National University.

Mathematics Application Requirements

College description: The mathematics department supports an intimate and vibrant graduate program. The mathematics department supports an intimate and vibrant graduate program. Our graduate courses and research seminars provide a great atmosphere for collaborative learning and research. The necessary background to pursue a master degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Application Deadline

Fall: December 15th (Ph.D.) and January 15th (M.S.)
August 1 (Post-Bac only)

**Doctorate:**

> Application fee

> Resume/CV

> Personal statement

>Official GRE scores- GRE Subject Test scores strongly recommended for Ph.D. applicants who wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship.

> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable

> Transcripts

> Three letters of recommendation

**Masters:**

> Application fee

> Resume/CV

> Personal statement

**> Official GRE scores - GRE scores are not required for current Tufts undergraduates applying for an M.S.**

> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable

> Transcripts

> Three letters of recommendation

**Post-bac**

> Application fee

> Resume/CV

> Personal statement

> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable

> Transcripts

> One letter of recommendation

**> GRE scores are not required for this program**

Program Requirements for Mathematics Master Program

College description: 25 Most Affordable Statistics Degree Programs (Master’s) 2020. Georgia State University MS in Mathematics. Students may pursue a traditional track or select from one of six possible concentrations: statistics and allied field, statistics, scientific computing, discrete mathematics, biostatistics, and bioinformatics.

1. Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, from an accredited institution

2. Official college transcripts

3. Two letters of recommendation

4. A statement of purpose

5. TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international students)

6. A competitive GRE or GMAT score*

***GRE/GMAT is not required for part-time students.**

Master of Actuarial and Quantitative Risk Management

College description: The Statistics at The Ohio State University offers a Master of Applied Statistics, Master of Science in Statistics, a PhD in Statistics and jointly offers a PhD in Biostatistics with the College of Public Health. The goal of the Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) is to prepare graduate students to enter positions in applied statistics in business, industry, and government. Students enrolled in other graduate programs at the university have the opportunity to pursue a dual degree to complete the MAS simultaneous to their other degree.

Requirements for the MAQRM program are:

1. 4-year BS or BA degree, which should include courses taken in advanced calculus, calculus-based probability, statistics, and elementary economics

2. Working knowledge of a computer programming language is recommended

3. Background in Interest Theory (coursework or exams) is preferred

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last undergraduate (or graduate) degree earned

5. Students from non-English speaking countries need to have excellent English skills. TOEFL or IELTS scores must be submitted (not required for domestic students).

6. GRE General Test or GMAT is required from all applicants

7. GRE Math Subject Test is strongly encouraged but not required

8. Three reference letters from writers qualified to judge the applicant's academic and professional abilities

9. CV and Statement of Purpose describing your background and professional goals

10. Background in actuarial science is ideal; however, we consider students with undergraduate majors in math, statistics, engineering, computer science, economics, business finance, or other related fields

**TOEFL scores are waived for applicants who complete a Bachelor's or Master's degree from a U.S.-based college prior to matriculation