What
is the
admission
requirements
for
your
graduate
program
?
A student
must
have
completed
a baccalaureate
degree
with
a 3.0
GPA
over
the
last
60 hours
of course
work
and
have
a good
background
in mathematics,
including
at least
9 hours
of mathematics
at the
junior
or senior
level.
A student
need
not
have
majored
in Mathematics
to be
admitted
into
this
program.
How
to
apply
for
your
program?
(for
USA
applicants)
To
apply,
please
prepare
the
following
and
then
send
all
materials
directly
to
the
math
department:
 Completion
of
an
application
form.
The
form
can
be
obtained
either
by

downloading
from
the
UH
web
site.

or
requesting
to
receive
it
by
conventional
mail
from
Ms.
Pamela
Draughn,
pamela@math.uh.edu

Two
copies
of
your
official
transcripts
from
all
collegelevel
institutions
attended,
whether
or
not
a
degree
was
received
there.

GRE
score.
We
require
a
total
score
of
1000
or
above
on
the
Verbal
and
Mathematical
portions
of
the
test.
Your
official
GRE
scores
for
the
Subject
Test
in
Mathematics
is
recommended,
but
not
required.

A
short
"Statement
of
Interests
and
Goals."

A
list
of
advanced
(postcalculus)
mathematics
courses
taken,
including
title,
text
(if
any),
instructor,
and
grade
received.

Three
letters
of
reference.
At
least
one
should
be
from
a
professional
mathematician.
How
to
apply
for
your
program
(for
international
students)?
In
addition
to
the
requirements
above
for
USA
applicants,
international
students
should
provide
more
information
as
follows:

Official
TOEFL
scores.
We
require
a
minimum
score
of
550
(or
213
for
the
computer
version
test).

**Official
TSE
(the
Test
of
Spoken
English)
scores
(score
of
50
or
higher).

**
Signed
"Letter
of
Financial
Backing."

**
Signed
"Statement
of
Understanding"

**
Two
passportsized
photos
of
yourself.

**
International
students
are
charged
a
fee
of
$75
in
U.S.
currency
made
payable
to
the
University
of
Houston.
This
is
a
nonrefundable
Application
fee.
Please
note:
The
Mathematics
Department
can
begin
to evaluate
your
application
and
give
you
an indication
of whether
or not
we will
admit
you
(with
or without
financial
support),
prior
to receiving
the
items
marked
with
a **.
What
are
the
deadlines
for
application
?
For
fall
semester:
July
3rd
(USA
applicants),
May
1st
(International
applicants).
For
spring
semester:
December
4th
(USA
applicants),
October
1st(International
applicants).
To
apply
for
teaching
fellowship:
March
15th
(for
both
US
and
international
applicants).
If
my
major
is
not
in
mathematics,
what
kinds
of
math
background
do
you
prefer?
We
prefer
that
every
entering
mathematics
graduate
student
should
be
thoroughly
familiar
with
the
following
subjects:

Multivariable
Calculus
(
Math
3334:
Advanced
Multivariable
Calculus,
or
Math
3333:
Intermediate
Analysis,
or
4331:
Introduction
to
Real
Analysis).

Linear
Algebra
(Math
4377:
Advanced
Linear
Algebra).

Differential
Equations
(
Math
3331
ODE,
or
3321:
Engineering
Mathematics).
In case
you
don't
have
such
background,
if you
are
admitted
conditionally,
you
may
take
these
courses
or take
Math
6377
Basic
Tools
in Applied
Math.
In this
case,
student
will
be expected
to spell
more
time
to get
degree.
Do
you
offer
teaching
fellowships
in
spring
semester?
In
general,
no,
except
some
special
circumstance.
This
is
because
most
of
our
graduate
courses
are
continuous
ones
in
the
spring
semester.
What
concentrations
in
mathematics
are
offered
in
the
graduate
program?
We
have
Computational
Math
Option,
Financial
Math
Option
and
a
math
education
program.
If
I
want
to
take
GRE
or
TOEFL,
what
is
the
4
digit
code
of
University
of
Houston
?
The
code
for
UHMain
Campus
is
6870.
Can
I
postpone
to
pay
$75
application
fee?
Yes.
If
you
are
unable
to
send
an
application
fee,
then
we
suggest
you
send
all
the
application
materials
without
the
application
fee
to
the
mathematics
department.
The
mathematics
department
will
review
your
file
for
admission.
If
you
are
admitted
to
the
program
with
or
without
financial
assistance
(you
will
be
informed
shortly
after
the
deadline
of
March
15),
you
must
pay
the
application
fee
otherwise
we
are
unable
to
process
your
application
to
give
you
official
admission
and
the
I20
form.
Can
I
waive
the
score
of
TSE
(Test
of
Spoken
English)
test?
No.
If
you
are
an
international
student
with
a
teaching
fellowship,
by
a
Texas
State
law,
you
must
have
a
TSE
score
of
50
points
or
higher.
However,
if
you
cannot
afford
to
take
the
TSE
examination
in
your
home
country,
then
if
you
are
admitted
to
our
program
you
can
arrange
to
take
the
test
here
when
you
arrive
at
UH
campus.
If
your
English
is
not
good
enough
and
obviously
cannot
pass
TSE
before
the
first
semester
starts,
as
an
equivalent
alternative
option,
you
should
take
and
pass
a
English
course
for
International
Teaching
Assistants.
The
tuition
for
this
course,
$360
for
2003
fall,
must
be
paid
by
students
by
the
State
law.
What
is
the
approximate
number
of
oncampus
working
hours
that
is
required
by
(Graduate
Math)
teaching
fellowships?
20
hr/week.
For
example,
teach
3
Calculus
recitation
sections.
6
class
hours/
week,
plus
grading,
office
hours,
preparing,
and
exam
supervising.
If
I
am
an
international
student
and
have
a
master
degree
received
in
the
USA,
do
I
need
to
submit
my
TOEFL
score?
Yes.
By
the
requirement
from
our
College,
TOEFL
score
is
required
for
all
international
students
even
when
a
previous
degree
has
been
earned
in
the
United
States
except
for
those
who
are
from
the
following
countries:
Australia,
New
Zealand,
South
Africa,
the
Bahamas,
Belize,
the
British
Isles,
Fiji,
Jamaica,
Liberia,
Sierra
Leone,
Trinidad,
the
Virgin
Islands,
the
West
Indies,
Zimbabwe,
and
Englishspeaking
Canadian
provinces.
Can
I send
photocopy
version
of
GRE
and
TOEFL
score
instead
of
official
copy
sent
by
ETS
?
Yes.
You
can
send
nonofficial
GRE
and
TOEFL
scores
to
us
now.
The
mathematics
department
will
review
your
file
for
admission.
If
you
are
admitted
to
the
program
with
or
without
financial
assistance
(you
will
be
informed
shortly
after
the
deadline
of
March
15),
you
must
send
official
GRE
and
TOEFL
scores
to
us
otherwise
we
are
unable
to
process
your
application
to
give
you
official
admission
and
the
I20
form