Pure & Applied Mathematics

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Here we provide information about admission, financial aid, and degree requirements both in Pure & Applied Mathematics and in Probability & Statistics at Boston University. Please browse the department’s home page for the list of faculty and their research interests, the list of select faculty publications, the list of recent books by faculty members, and the lists of graduate courses in mathematics and in statistics.

Prospective students should have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in pure or applied mathematics and prospective Statistics students should have a substantial undergraduate background in statistics; certain intermediate-level courses may be taken at Boston University before the student enrolls in graduate courses. The Graduate School requires at least three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with the student’s ability in mathematics, transcripts, and scores from both the aptitude and advanced mathematics Graduate Record Exams. A complete application is described on the Graduate School website.