Admissions and Funding

Admissions Requirements 

The Michigan Tech Graduate School collects all student applications. Visit their How to Apply page when you're ready to proceed with the application process. There is no cost to apply to the Graduate School whether you choose to complete an online or paper application.

All students applying to graduate programs in Mathematical Sciences must submit these materials to the Graduate School. (mailing address)

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach.

Funding Opportunities

Mathematical Sciences graduate students are primarily supported with GTA (graduate teaching assistantship) positions, which pay for tuition and fees and provide a stipend to assist with living expenses. Graduate teaching assistants teach either in the classroom or lab. Classroom instructors teach undergraduate math courses (such as pre-calculus and calculus) beginning their second semester. Lab instructors lead computer labs in which students use computer algebra software in conjunction with calculus courses.

The department has one of the most thorough GTA training programs in the nation, which includes a course on teaching math, a seminar series, and a mentoring program. GTAs gain valuable teaching experience and also solidify their own understanding of mathematics.

All applicants are considered for GTA positions, but preference is given to those candidates who exhibit a good command of the English language and are committed to good teaching. Assistantships are awarded in March/April for the following academic year. Recipients of awards are notified as soon as the awards are made.

For more information, contact our graduate program director.