How to Apply

The Duke Mathematics Graduate Program offers admission to students interested in obtaining a PhD in research mathematics in many areas spanning pure and applied mathematics.  NOTE: the department has neither a Masters program, nor a separate track for students primarily interested in teaching.

Application Instructions

Applications for Fall 2021 admission are due December 06, 2020.


  • For questions about the application process and requirements (including the GRE and TOEFL), or problems with the online application, consult the The Graduate School's list of Frequently Asked Questions.  If your answer is not addressed there, contact The Graduate School at  (Formally you apply to The Graduate School, not the Mathematics Department.  Questions about logistical and administrative aspects of the application process should be directed to the Graduate School.)
  • During Fall 2020, the the Mathematics Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) will have periodic Zoom office hours to answer questions.  If you'd like to notified of upcoming office hours, email the DGS
  • Fall 2020: both the general and subject GRE are optional.  The omission of these exams will not disadvantage your application.  Stay safe.