Admission to the PhD program will require ALL of the following requirements by the Admission Committee:
- Apply online through the Graduate School: http://www.utep.edu/graduate/apply-now/apply-now.html
- Official Transcripts & Proof of Degree (Diplomas): Bachelor’s or master’s degree in any field of mathematics, science or engineering from an accredited institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent education in a foreign institution. If documents are in a language other than English or Spanish, they must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
- GRE Scores (visit http://www.ets.org for more information; UTEP institution code 6829): GRE scores are only valid for 5 years from the date taken.
- TOEFL or IELTS Score: A minimum of 79 (for internet-based iBT, same as 550 for previous paper-based or 217 computer-based test scores) or 6.5 for IELTS is required for international applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed a degree at a university in the U.S. or another English-speaking country. For assistantship awards based on a competitive merit basis among applicants not exempt from TOEFL, iBT scores of 100 are preferred. TOEFL scores are only valid for 2 years from the date taken. Note: If you graduated from UTEP with a MS, you do not need to take a TOEFL exam.
- A statement of academic and professional interests and goals from the applicant.
- Three letters of recommendation from people knowledgeable in the field.
For admission to the MS program, candidates are expected to have sufficient skills in mathematics, natural sciences, computers, and programming. These skills are prerequisites for the core and prescribed courses of the program.
In both the MS and PhD programs, working knowledge of a high-level programming language, matrix/linear algebra, and advanced calculus are essential. Students admitted to the program without these basic skills will be required to complete CS 1301 (Introduction to Computer Science) with CS 1101 (lab), MATH 3323 (Matrix Algebra), and MATH 2313 (Caculus III) during the first semester of enrollment.
International Students: Please visit the webpage for international applicants for additional information and requirements.
- March 1 for International Applicants
- July 1 for US or Mexican National Applicants
- September 1 for International Applicants
- December 1 for US or Mexican National Applicants