# Graduate Studies

## Admissions

Applications should be submitted electronically to the Graduate School.

Arrange to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) preferably no later than December for Fall admission. The general exams are required, and the subject test in Mathematics is strongly recommended. International applicants must also take the TOEFL.

**Your application should contain:**

- A completed application form
- GRE scores
- TOEFL scores for international applicants
- A transcript from each postsecondary institution attended should be sent by the institution to the SU Graduate School.
- 3 letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the SU Graduate School.

You will be notified by the Graduate School as soon as a decision concerning admission is made. If the Mathematics Department decides to award an assistantship, in most cases you will be notified by the Mathematics Department about the same time you are notified of your admission to the program.

## Degrees offered

- Ph.D. in Mathematics
- Ph.D. in Mathematics Education
- M.S. in Mathematics (may be combined with M.S. in Computer Science)
- M.S. in Mathematics Education

The College of Arts and Sciences also offers M.S. in Applied Statistics.

## Financial Support

#### University Funding Options

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs has several options for funding graduate students. Please see the OFASP web page for further information.

#### Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Graduate teaching assistantships in the Mathematics Department (for those who, on the basis of their spoken English, have been cleared to teach) carry a stipend (2014-2015) ranging from $17,244 to $21,072 for the academic year, the latter amount being for those assistants who have passed the Qualifying Examination. Teaching Assistantships are accompanied by a tuition scholarship for 24 credit hours.

The normal obligation for teaching assistants is equivalent to one or two sections of a mathematics course per semester, (usually only one preparation), but no more than 15 hours of service per week. Teaching assistants who grade rather than teach, receive a minimum stipend of $15,194. Teaching assistantships are generally renewed each year by the Mathematics Department (with the concurrence of the Graduate School), as long as the student executes his/her teaching duties competently and continues to make satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree in Mathematics.

Command of English is an important criterion in the awarding of teaching assistantships. Complete information regarding scholarships and assistantships is contained in the Prospectus issued by the Graduate School. Assistantships are awarded on a rolling basis. There is no deadline for being considered for a teaching assistantship.

Additional summer support (in the form of teaching assistantships and/or fellowships), is usually available for continuing graduate students who have completed at least one semester of graduate study in our Mathematics Department. In summer 2014, this support averaged over $3,200 per student.

#### Research Assistantships

May be available to advanced graduate students working in conjunction with faculty with grant support. Availability changes from year to year.

## Inquiries

Mathematics Programs | Mathematics Education Programs |
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Mark Kleiner, Professor Associate Chair for Graduate Studies 215 Carnegie Syracuse University Syracuse NY 13244-1150 T: 315-443-1499 F: 315-443-1475 E: mkleiner@syr.edu |
Joanna O. Masingila, Professor Coordinator of Mathematics Education 215 Carnegie Syracuse University Syracuse NY 13244-1150 T: 315-443-1483 F: 315-443-1475 E: jomasing@syr.edu |