How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online via

Recommendation letters are not required, but they can strengthen an application. Letters can be emailed directly to the Coordinator of the Mathematics & Statistics Department Graduate Program, Dr. John Rock, at, or mailed to the following address:

Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona CA 91768

Application Deadline

  • Winter 2015 - November 3, 2014
  • Spring 2015 - Applications not accepted
  • *NEW* Fall 2015 - APRIL 1, 2015

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree program in Mathematics comparable to that offered at this university or a baccalaureate degree in a related field with at least 20 quarter units of upper-division courses in Mathematics. Students whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than Mathematics will generally find it necessary to follow a program of additional preparation before undertaking graduate work in Mathematics.

Required for admission as an unconditional graduate student in Mathematics are a grade point average of at least 3.0 in upper-division Mathematics courses and completion of the following courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of C or better is required: MAT 314, MAT 315, MAT 417, MAT 418 and MAT 428.

Each application will be considered by the departmental graduate committee and recommended for admission on the basis of all evidence applicable to the student's admission. An applicant not meeting the minimum standards of the department may be admitted as a conditional student, if space is available. Students must comply with the conditions of admittance within the time stipulated.

Note that recommendation letters, the General GRE, and the Subject GRE in Mathematics are NOT required for admission. However, strong letters of support and significant GRE scores will strengthen an application.

Basic Degree Requirements

Regardless of the chosen emphasis, graduate students must complete 40 units worth of courses as described in the graduate portion of the university catalog. The Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education emphases further require a thesis and 5 units for the preparation and writing thereof. The Pure Mathematics emphasis offers comes with an option of either completing 40 units worth of courses and a thesis and 5 units for the preparation and writing thereof or completing 45 units worth courses and successfully completing a Comprehensive Exam. (1 unit is earned for taking the Comprehensive Exam via MAT 697.) For details, consult graduate portion of the university catalog.

Course Information



External Resources

Mathematics & Statistics
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909-869-3142
Fax: 909-869-4904
Office: Building 8, Room 113