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Mathematics

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Gregory Passty
mathgrad@txstate.edu
512.245.2551
MCS, Room 470

Advisor Support
Amanda Garza
mathgrad@txstate.edu
512.245.2551
MCS, Room 470

Texas State offers opportunities to work with outstanding faculty in a collegial atmosphere where mathematicians and mathematics educators work closely together. The multi-faceted programs offer a strong mathematics foundation and research opportunities in mathematics and mathematics education, preparing students for further graduate study, teaching, or industry positions.

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.Ed. No concentration 36 Non-Thesis Minor required
M.S. No concentration 36 Non-Thesis Minor required
M.S. No concentration 30 Thesis Minor required
M.S. No concentration 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S. No concentration 30 Thesis No minor
M.S. Applied Mathematics 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S. Applied Mathematics 30 Thesis No minor
M.S. Statistics 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S. Statistics 30 Thesis No minor

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
The deadlines to apply for certain types of funding may be earlier than the deadline above.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree in mathematics or a related field from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum of 300 (verbal and quantitative sections combined)

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Effective Summer 2018 for M.S. applicants:

  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose
  • three letters of recommendation addressing the substance and quality of your preparation for graduate study

For M.Ed. applicants: 

  • additional documents not required

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.