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Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master of Arts program in Mathematics (either Traditional or Teaching Option):

  • You must first apply to the University through Cal State Apply.
  • In order to be admitted to the program, you must have earned a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Mathematics.
  • In order to achieve classified standing (i.e., full admission), you should:
    • have undergraduate preparation in mathematics comparable to that of a typical mathematics major at Fresno State; and
    • have a 3.0 grade point average in the your upper division mathematics courses.
  • If you lack the above preparation, you may be admitted conditionally. In this case, you will become classified after meeting additional requirements as set by the Graduate Coordinator. Coursework required to achieve classified status may not be applied towards credits for the graduate program.
  • In addition, you are required to take the GRE Mathematics subject test. Your GRE Mathematics subject test score is expected to be at least 500.
  • You must also have two letters of recommendation from faculty at your undergraduate institution sent directly to:

    Dr. Oscar Vega, Graduate Coordinator
    Department of Mathematics
    California State University, Fresno
    5245 North Backer Avenue, M/S PB 108 
    Fresno, CA 93740-8001

  • In addition to completing the application at Cal State Apply and sending two letters of recommendation to the Graduate Coordinator, you must also send to the appropriate admissions office your
    • GRE subject - official scores, and
    • one official transcript for each college or university attended.

Domestic students send documents to:

Graduate Admissions Office 
5150 N. Maple Ave. JA 57 
Fresno, CA 93740-8026

International students mail documents to:

California State University, Fresno
International Student Services & Programs (ISSP)
5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA56
Fresno, CA 93740 USA

Admission Deadlines

For fall admission, complete consideration will be given to applications received by April 15. However, the mathematics department will continue to accept applications until June 1, provided space is available in the program.

To be considered for spring admission, complete applications should be received in the mathematics department by November 1. Please note that our ability to offer spring admissions is contingent on the state budget, so offers will not be made until the budget is determined.