Admissions and Aid

Prospective students to the CUNY Graduate Center's Ph.D. program in Mathematics should review the information below, and visit the Office of Admissions and Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid.

Admissions Deadline: January 1

Candidates should have a strong background and high-performance marks in the foundational areas of mathematics: Topology, Algebra, Real Analysis, and Complex Analysis. Candidates should have experience performing research in mathematics and understands what mathematical research entails.

Applications to the Mathematics program are handled through the CUNY Graduate Center's Office of Admissions, please visit their How to Apply page:

Learn more or apply online

Fellowships and Financial Aid

Every applicant to The Graduate Center’s doctoral programs will automatically be considered for five-year institutional funding packages. The aid we offer — including fellowships, tuition awards, and assistantships — is based on merit. 

Learn more about institutional aid for doctoral students »

Federal aid for doctoral students includes:

New York State also provides the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for eligible graduate students who are New York State residents.

Additional funding may be available to incoming students from underrepresented populations through offerings from the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity, including several fellowships and the CUNY Pipeline Program for undergraduate CUNY students.

Learn more about funding opportunities from OEOD »

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates for doctoral programs at The Graduate Center are based on a student's “level,” which is determined by a combination of the number of graduate credits completed (including, in the case of transfer students, credits accepted by the student's degree program and the Registrar) and specific academic accomplishments. 

The fee structure is also affected by a student’s resident status.

See current doctoral tuition rates »

Each student will be billed for a Graduate School student activities fee, a University student senate fee, a University consolidated services fee and a technology fee. These fees are not refundable.