Stanislav (Slaven) Jabuka, Professor,
Graduate Program Director for Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
1664 N. Virginia Street, Mail Stop 084
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0084
Students must meet all degree admission requirements of the Graduate School. A candidate must submit official transcripts, at least one letter of recommendation, and a satisfactory Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General score. It is strongly recommended that applicants take the Mathematics portion of the GRE in addition to the General portion.
Admissions to our program are on a rolling basis. To guarantee full consideration, apply by March 1 (for Fall admission), by November 1 (for Spring admission).
The following are required for anyone wishing to apply to our Master’s program. Applicants must have completed the following courses or their equivalents or hold a B.A. or B.S. degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics from an accredited university:
MATH 181 (Differential Calculus of one variable)
MATH 182 (Integral Calculus of one variable),
MATH 283 (Multivariable Calculus),
MATH 330 (Linear Algebra), and
MATH 310 (Real Analysis).
All applicants are required to fill out an online application form. With the exception of the Online Application, all other application materials (Transcripts, Letter(s) of Recommendation, GRE, TOEFL) must be sent to the following address:
Student Services Building, Room 225
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Students should consult the General Catalog to ensure that they are in compliance with all of the requirements of the Graduate School, including residence requirements and limits on transfer and graduate special credits.
International Students: All international students must comply with the appropriate International Graduate School requirements. In particular, candidates whose native language is not English must include a TOEFL or IELTS score.
I. Program Requirements
The program credit requirements differ for the thesis and non-thesis options. All students who follow a thesis option must earn 30 graduate credits; 6 of those credits must be thesis credits. Students following the non-thesis option must earn 32 graduate credits and pass a comprehensive exam.
All students must earn 18 of their credits in 700-level MATH or STAT courses. The Graduate Program Director must approve all of the courses required for graduation.
There are two programs of study for the Master of Science degree in mathematics:
- the Pure Mathematics Emphasis, and
- the Applied Mathematics Emphasis.
Each graduate student is required to meet with his/her Advisory Committee Chair at least two weeks before the end of each semester to discuss his/her progress and approve class schedules for the following semester. All graduate level classes that are counting towards the 32 (non-thesis option) or 30 (thesis option) hours of required graduate credits have to be approved by the student’s Advisory Committee Chair prior to taking these classes.
In addition to the required meeting with their Advisory Committee Chair every semester, we require our graduate students to fill out and submit to the Graduate School their Program of Study by the end of their 2nd semester in our Graduate Program.
Graduate students need to follow all policies of the UNR Graduate School. In particular, they need to make sure that they file all forms required by the Graduate School on time. For pertinent information and important dates, please see the Graduate School web site.
Course Rotation Schedule
Access the schedule for the courses required by our program to develop your program of study.