Application and Funding


The standards for admission are a completed undergraduate degree with at least 30 credit hours of undergraduate-level mathematics, including:

  • Calculus I and II
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics

Applicants must have completed at least one upper-level mathematics class that includes mathematical reasoning, such as:

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Combinatorics
  • Graph Theory
  • Real Analysis
  • Topology

Additionally, the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School apply. The GRE requirement is being waived for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 application.


The College of Humanities and Sciences and the Graduate School provide graduate assistantships for full-time students. The graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis and have a priority deadline of February 1. During the application process students can indicate if they would like to pursue an optional concentration and whether or not they would like to be considered for a graduate teaching assistantship.