The USC Mathematics Department is a dynamic community of scholars, innovators, and educators dedicated to mathematical excellence and advancing mathematical understanding. We take immense pride in our inclusive, diverse, and supportive research environment.

We seek all applicants who share our vision of and passion for mathematics. All applications require 3 letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, a resumé or CV, official transcripts, and TOEFL scores (international applicants only). We do not require GRE tests.

Masters Programs

Our department offers 5 Master’s degrees allowing you to customize a program to meet your intellectual and professional goals. Our foundational courses prepare you to engage in our evolving roster of specialized topics courses taught by leaders of the field, placing the latest advancements in mathematical research at your fingertips.

All of our Master’s degree programs require 3-4 semesters of graduate-level coursework, after which students demonstrate mastery either through written comprehensive examinations or by writing a Master’s thesis with a faculty advisor.

We encourage all applicants who are California residents to apply for California State graduate fellowships.