Admission to the PhD program is based on academic records, letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Examination scores. Application materials for the fall of 2018 must be received by December 15, 2017. Admission decisions will be made by the first week of March 2018. All applicants will be notified of the faculty committee’s decision by email.
Via the online application, applicants should submit:
* An application with a Statement of Purpose
* Transcripts from all institutions attended
* Three letters of recommendation
* Official GRE scores for both the general and the subject test
* Official TOEFL scores (if English is not your first language)
No application materials should be mailed to the department. All application materials are processed by the Graduate Admissions Office.
The following is an example of what the math department would consider a good background for a student coming out of a four-year undergraduate program at a college or university in the U.S. (assuming a semester system):
- Calculus in one variable (two semesters, or AP credits)
- Multivariable Calculus (one semester)
- Linear Algebra (one semester)
- Complex analysis (one semester)
- Real analysis (two semesters)
- Abstract algebra (two semesters)
- Point-set topology (one semester)
Additional upper-level undergraduate mathematics courses or graduate courses make the record even more solid, as the level of these courses do vary from institution to institution.
The department does admit very promising students whose preparation falls a little short of the above model. In such cases, we strongly recommend that the student start to close the gap over the summer, before arriving for the start of the fall semester.
Students admitted to the PhD program receive full tuition fellowships and teaching assistantships. Teaching assistant salaries for the 2017–2018 academic year are $25,000. Students making satisfactory progress can expect to be supported for six years. Exceptional applicants are considered for supplementary fellowships of $6,000 each year for three years.
Additional Information for International Students
Student Visa Information: The Office of International Services at Homewood will assist admitted international students in obtaining a student visa.
English Proficiency: Johns Hopkins University requires students to have adequate English proficiency for their course of study. Students must be able to read, speak, and write English fluently upon their arrival at the university. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of their proficiency in English before they can be offered admission and before a visa certificate can be issued. Johns Hopkins prefers a minimum score of 100 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Results should be sent to Johns Hopkins directly by TOEFL. Do not send the student copy or a photocopy.