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Applied Mathematics (PHD) 
Program Description

Applied Mathematics is an independent interdisciplinary graduate program with courses of study and research leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Since it was started in 1976, the Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona has grown in size and stature and is now a highly regarded interdisciplinary graduate program, both nationally and internationally. The great strength of the Program lies in its large body of distinguished faculty who come from many different academic disciplines in the mathematical, physical, biological, and engineering sciences. The breadth and depth of endeavor has created a vital and exciting environment in which to work. If you are a potential graduate student interested in obtaining a M.S. and/or Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics, please visit our website at

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs -

The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.

Graduate College/GIDP  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Keri Oligmueller
Graduate Program Coordinator
Stacey L LaBorde
Director of Graduate Studies
Moysey Brio
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

GPA 3.0
TOEFL 575 (230 CBT; 79-80 IBT)
GRE required
Official transcripts
3 letters of recommendation from qualified individuals
Statement of Purpose describing your interest in Applied Mathematics and the University of Arizona in particular. Please include a list of the courses, if any, which you have taught and describe your teaching experience in general.

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE
Required GRE Subject tests: none
Minimum TOEFL: 575 (230 CBT; 79-80 IBT)

Financial Aid

Research and Teaching Assistantships

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 12, 2018

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 19, 2018
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 0702
NRC Taxon(a) for this program: Applied Mathematics

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Core coursework:
Language requirements: None.
Other requirements:

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 45%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) 5.75
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 83%
Enrollment Percent Female 17%
Enrollment Percent International 10%
Enrollment Percent URM 10%

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Last revised 28 Sep 2017