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Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the Mathematics graduate program at Kent State University!
The mathematics graduate program, in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, offers Pure Math or Applied Math degrees of:
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Master's program is intended for those students who want a professional education in mathematics beyond the Bachelor's degree level. The Ph.D. program, in contrast, is designed for students interested in becoming professional scholars, college and university teachers, or independent workers in private, industrial, or government research institutions. Our Ph.D. program is one of six mathematics Ph.D. programs in the state public university system, and one of only two in northeast Ohio. The mathematics program has 26 faculty, over 30 graduate students and over 100 undergraduate students. In broad terms, the faculty areas of research lie in functional analysis and operator theory, Lie representation theory, approximation theory, finite groups, character theory, number theory, large scale systems of equations, numerical and scientific computation, and probability and stochastic processes. Feel free to explore the rest of the Mathematical Sciences Website for more information on our department and programs.  Our graduate student resources section details all the information students need to complete a degree in our program.

DEADLINES: We do not have specific deadlines for admission. We continue to admit students year-round. However, if you wish to be admitted for a specific term, we suggest you allow at least 3 months prior to that term to allow paperwork to be received, processed, and your registration information to be mailed to you.

ASSISTANTSHIP APPLICATIONS are considered one time a year six months prior to the start of the Fall semester of that Academic year. If you want to be considered for an assistantship, please make sure that your application reaches us no later than the January before the Academic year you in which you wish to have an assistantship. (Example, for Fall 2010 admission, you should have your assistantship application to us by January 31st, 2010.)

APPLICATION PAPERWORK: To ensure that your admissions application is processed as quickly as possible, please apply online.  To have your GRE or TOEFL scores sent directly to Kent State University use the institution code: 1367.  However, to ensure that all paperwork is included, please check our Admission Requirements page. You will find that you need to include:

  • Original Transcripts sent to Admissions
  • TOEFL score sent to Admissions (for international students, use institution code: 1367)
  • Proof of Financial Support (for international students) 
  • Personal Statement and Resume (can also be uploaded if you apply online)
  • At least three recommendation letters - they can be mailed to the addresses below or emailed to
  • These documents can be sent directly to one of the addresses below:
U.S. Citizens:

Kent State University               
Graduate Studies
650 Hilltop Drive
Cartwright Hall
Kent, OH 44242

International Students:

Office of International Affairs    
106 Van Campen Hall
625 Loop Road
Kent, OH 44242-0001

***Please do not send paperwork directly to the math department. It could cause delays in the admissions process. Thank you!***

If you want to apply, visit the Kent State Admissions website where you can apply online or download application forms to mail in. Feel free to call the main department with any questions at 330-672-2430. We hope to hear from you!

For more information on international admissions, check out the FAQ page

The Graduate Program Coordinator
Prof. Artem Zvavitch
(330) 672-3316

To contact someone about the graduate program, please email, or call 330-672-2430 and ask for the Graduate Coordinator.

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