Admission to Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, specific requirements for admission to the program are:

  1. Successful completion with a grade of at least "B" (3.0) of course work in calculus, abstract algebra, analysis, geometry, number theory and probability deemed equivalent to the core of the mathematics major at California State University, San Bernardino.
  2. Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students following review by the Department of Mathematics Graduate Committee;
  3. Submission of a completed M.A. in Mathematics application form;
  4. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  5. Three letters of recommendation;
  6. A letter of not more than three pages, outlining background, experience admission to this program and career goals.


Each graduate student should seek advising from the graduate coordinator or other departmental faculty before enrolling in their program. In consultation with their advisor, they will develop an appropriate course of study based on their preparation and interests. The specific program must be approved by the department graduate committee prior to Advancement to Candidacy.

In the latter part of the program, a student will also need a project advisor. Such an advisor should be selected two or three quarters before enrolling in MATH 696. Master's Degree Project I, which is required of all master's candidates.

For more information please visit our website. Department of Mathematics