University of California, Irvine

School of Physical Sciences

Mathematics - PhD, MS


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degree Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 math website.

Prof. John Lowengrub
Vice Chair of Graduate Studies
540H Rowland Hall


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 &students who do not speak English as their native language must submit scores for TOEFL iBT with an overall minimum score of 80. As an option,you may submit scores from the IELTS exam(overall score =7 .AND. with a score =6 on each individual IELTS module).May be waived for those w/a post-baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college/or University. 2. Applicants who qualify to serve as Teaching Assistants (TA) may be more competitive for admission. 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. TOEFL/TOEFLibt scores will be transmitted to UC Irvine when you specify the following on your exam: Institutional Code = 4859, Departmental Code = 47 ** TOEFL/TOEFLibt or IELTS test scores must be =two years old as of the first day of classes. Older scores are NOT acceptable.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City