Academic Probation

A student will be placed on probation at the time when his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.70.

Academic Dismissal

A graduate student may be academically dismissed under one or more of the following violations of satisfactory progress: his/her cumulative GPA remains below 2.70 after one year of being on academic probation, lack of progress toward degree completion, or failing the comprehensive examinations twice.

Conditional Admission

Students whose undergraduate degrees were in majors other than mathematics or related fields may be conditionally admitted provided they complete the following minimum prerequisites as conditions: two years of calculus [the equivalent of MAT-150-152], multivariable calculus and linear algebra [the equivalent of MAT-260-262], and a course in statistics.


The same readmission standards outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook and approval of the program director are observed for students in these programs.

Transfer Credit

No more than two graduate courses  (8  quarter hours or its semester equivalent) may be transferred from another program or institution provided that they are equivalent to courses offered in DePaul’s graduate program, and they did not count toward another degree at DePaul or another institution.  Written approval must come from graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies.

Undergraduate Courses

No undergraduate courses shall count toward the graduate degree.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements include, but are not limited to, twelve graduate courses (48 credit hours) at a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70, and passing of Part-I and Part-II comprehensive examinations.

Graduation with Distinction

A minimum GPA of 3.70 for coursework applied toward the applied statistics  degree and high performance - as determined by the mathematical sciences department - on the comprehensive examinations are required for graduation with distinction.

Time Limitation

The degree is expected to be completed in a maximum of six years.