Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Application Procedure

A detailed check list of items required for application to the College of Graduate Studies can be found on the College of Graduate Studies home page. The essential information with a few additional comments directed specifically at applicants to this Department is as follows.

  • Applicants must submit a completed Application Form (including a Statement of Purpose). Applications are available online at Domestic application fee = $45; international application fee = $75.

  • Applicants must meet at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements.

    • TOEFL IBT equal to 80 or above OR IELTS equal to 6.5 or above OR Duolingo equal to 105 or above OR PTE equal to 58 or above

    • Graduated from a secondary school or a regionally accredited institution in the United States

    • Proof of citizenship from one of the following countries:

      Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

      Test Minimum Test Scores
      TOEFL PBT 550
      TOEFL IBT 80
      IETLS 6.5
      Duolingo 105
      PET 58

      Please note - Test scores for TOEFL/IELTS cannot be older than 2 years from the first day of the term the student begins their program. In the event test scores are considered invalid and cancelled by ETS, The University of Toledo reserves the right to require submission of new test scores. Please contact the College of Graduate Studies if you have questions regarding this.

  • The GRE is not required but students may have it submitted to the University by ETS and it will become part of the application. The University’s institutional code is 1845.

  • The College of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts from all universities/colleges you are currently attending or have attended. Official transcripts are those sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies. Transcripts not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial. However, for application review purposes, copies of official transcripts will be accepted, with the expectation that official transcripts will be received before enrollment.  Copies must be mailed or hand delivered to the College of Graduate Studies. We do not accept faxed, emailed or uploaded transcripts as part of the online application.

    College of Graduate Studies Address:

    College of Graduate Studies
    The University of Toledo
    Mail Stop 933
    2801 W. Bancroft St.
    Toledo, OH 43606

  • Applicants should obtain at least three (3) letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate their potential for graduate study in the mathematics or statistics. No particular form is required but, if possible, the letters should be written on the official letterhead of the respondent's institution. COVID-19 Update: The College of Graduate Studies is temporarily accepting copies of official transcripts by email from applicants who attended an international institution only at

  • All international students must also demonstrate adequate financial resources for their graduate education that can fully or in part be comprised of the award of assistantship and/or tuition waiver by the University. Upon recommendation of admission by the department, the College of Graduate Studies will request you provide the necessary financial support documents. Applicants will be emailed when an admissions decision has been made and a bank statement may be submitted at that time. Bank statements submitted at the time of application will not be accepted.

Review of applications for the fall semester assistantships by the Department's Graduate Student Affairs Committee generally begins in early February to mid-February and continues throughout spring semester depending on the availability of assistantships. The first offers being made in mid to early February. In most years assistantships are available throughout the spring and applications received subsequently will receive full consideration so long as there are assistantship positions still available.

There is no formal deadline for receipt of applications but candidates for Fall whose applications are complete by early February will have the best chance of success.

All applicants for admission to the M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. programs will automatically be considered for financial support. Decisions about admission and assistantship awards are based solely on academic merit (as perceived by the GSAC).

For more information on the Department’s graduate programs refer to other pages in this section of the Department’s homepage or contact the Graduate Director, Dr. Alessandro Arsie, at

Last Updated: 9/13/22