ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


Refer to the Requirements for Graduation section and the Graduate School section of the catalogue for general regulations. All applicants must take the GRE General Test. Complete transcripts of undergraduate and any graduate courses are required, as well as a statement of purpose and three recommendation letters. A substantial undergraduate background in mathematics is required, which should include one semester of real analysis or advanced calculus, one semester of linear algebra, and one semester of advanced probability/statistics. Candidates with weaker backgrounds may be required to take mathematics classes prior to admission in the program. An undergraduate knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics and partial differential equations is helpful, although it is not required for admission. Some experience in MATLAB and C/C++ programming is also helpful.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no foreign language requirements.

  • University of Southern California
  • Dana and David College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • 3620 S. Vermont Ave, KAP 108
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-2532