University of California, Irvine

School of Physical Sciences

Mathematics - MS with Teaching Credential Option


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS - (w/ a Teaching Credential Option)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Mathematics offers both the PhD and the MS degrees, and is committed to excellence in teaching and research in a wide variety of mathematical disciplines. Graduate Students are engaged in a thorough program of study leading to professional excellence in mathematical research, or in an area of application. Graduate courses are designed to meet the needs of students pursuing graduate work in mathematics and related areas. The active fields of research covered include real analysis, complex analysis, algebra, functional analysis, geometry, topology, probability and statistics, ordinary and partial differential equations, mathematical logic, and computational and applied mathematics. In addition to formal courses and research, seminars are held frequently. Department faculty and outstanding mathematicians from throughout the world present their latest research findings in various fields of mathematics. Topics vary from year to year reflecting the expertise of both tenured and visiting faculty. Each seminar is conducted by a faculty member specializing in the subject field. For seminar schedules go to Seminars/Colloquium at the department's website. In cooperation with the UCI Department of Education, the Department of Mathematics sponsors a coordinated program for the MS degree in Mathematics & the California Single Subject Teaching Credential. California Residents pay only the "in-state tuition" of $14,944 per year*; however various forms of financial support and aid are frequently available to pay all or some of a student's tuition and living expenses. Check with the graduate affairs advisor in this department for more information. You will want to review UC Irvine's Office of Financial Aid website, too. Non-California, U.S. Residents pay the "out-of-state tuition" rate of $30,046* for only their first year, assuming the student is proactive in satisfying the requirements to formally establish their residency in California. Non-US, international doctoral students pay the "out-of-state tuition" rate of $30,046*. ( * Note: All amounts are the annual amount for the 2010-11 academic year and are calculated as an aggregate of UC Irvine's Fall, Winter & Spring quarters. Rates are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California. Amounts include ~ $800/yr in Health Insurance which a student can be waived by petition providing documented proof of personal medical insurance via an outside provider.)


UC Irvine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and all graduate programs receive rigorous external reviews mandated by the University of California every five years.

International Student Requirements:

1. International Students and students who do not speak English as their native language must submit scores for TOEFL iBT ( overall minimum score of 80). As an option to TOEFL, you may submit scores from the IELTS exam (overall score = 7 .AND. with sub-scores = 6 on each individual IELTS module). 2. Applicants who qualify to serve as Teaching Assistants (TA) may be more competitive for admission. To be eligible to serve as a TA, a TOEFLibt score = 26 on the Speaking component, OR, an IELTS score = 8 on their Speaking module, OR, a score = 50 on the TSE (Test of Spoken English). Official Test Scores must be transmitted to UC Irvine. TOEFLibt scores will be transmitted to UC Irvine when you specify the following on your exam: Institutional Code = 4859, Departmental Code = 0703 ** TOEFL/TOEFLibt or IELTS test scores must be = 2 years old as of the first day of classes. Older scores are NOT acceptable.

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 13146 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 28518 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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