A student will be placed on probation if his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.7.


A graduate student will be dismissed under one or more of the following conditions: his/her GPA continues to fall below 2.7 after one year of being on 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. Additionally, for the applied mathematics program, a course in computer programming is required.


The same re-admission 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 credit hours)  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.

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 GPA of 2.7, and passing of Part-I and Part-II comprehensive examinations.

Graduation with Distinction

A minimum GPA of 3.7 for coursework applied toward the applied mathematics degree and high performance on the comprehensive examinations are required for graduation with distinction.

Time Limit

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