MS and PhD Programs

The holder of a bachelor’s degree from any accredited college or university is eligible for consideration for admission to our graduate program. It is normally expected that entering graduate students will possess basic competence in advanced calculus and linear algebra.

In addition to completing the online application form, all applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts from all past institutions
  • Personal Statement
  • CV or Resume
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

International students for whom English is not the native language and who have not completed a baccalaureate or master’s degree program from a University where instruction was primarily done in English must submit language test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson PTE).

GRE scores should be on file at Case Western Reserve University while applications are being considered. Letters of recommendation should originate from individuals who are able to assess the applicant’s mathematical ability.

For full consideration for fall 2019 admission, all application materials should be received by the following deadlines:

  • PhD: December 15, 2018

  • MS: March 1, 2019

*Note: Spring admission is not offered for MS and PhD applicants.

Integrated Programs

Application to the BS/MS program must be made after completion of 75 semester hours of course work and prior to attaining senior status (completion of 90 semester hours). Generally, this means that a student will submit the application during his/her sixth semester of undergraduate enrollment and will have no fewer than two semesters of remaining BS requirements to complete. BS/MS applicants should contact Assistant Dean Claudia Anderson in Undergraduate Studies for more information. *Courses taken before formal admission into the IGS program cannot be double counted. 

Required Material

  • Completed Online Application Form
  • Official Approval from Assistant Dean Claudia Anderson in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Sears 357
  • Completed Planned Program of Study
  • Personal Statement
  • CV or Resume
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from past institutions, including CWRU

*Note: GRE and/or TOEFL are not required of current CWRU students seeking an integrated degree. Integrated program applicants are permitted spring admission.

Application Process

  • Download the Planned Program of Study (PPOS) Form and complete with your advisor.
  • Upload the PPOS form onto the online application; this form is considered unofficial at this point and will be used in the review process by your department.
  • If you are accepted by the department, you MUST then have the form reviewed and signed by your advisor, Undergraduate Studies, and Graduate Studies for accuracy.
  • Once the form has been signed off by all parties, you will be issued your official offer letter into the program.