Fall Deadline

The deadline for a fall application is December 15 at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) for receipt of ALL application materials.

Spring Deadline

The deadline for a spring application is September 15 at 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). for receipt of ALL application materials.

Spring applications are not accepted for the Financial Mathematics Master’s Program.

Admissions Process, Materials, and Criteria

To ensure timely consideration of your application, please complete the items in the following checklist at your earliest convenience.

  • Complete the online application, including
    • statement of purpose
    • supplementary information section
    • non-refundable $75 application fee
    • unofficial transcripts
    • GRE scores (MSE applicants)
    • TOEFL/IELTS (for international students, see more information below)
    • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE Test scores are not required from PhD degree applicants.
  • GRE General Test scores are required from Master’s degree applicants. Arrange for scores on the GRE General Test to be sent to the department by the Educational Testing Service. The GRE code for applying to Full-Time Engineering graduate programs at The Johns Hopkins University is 4655. Applicants are encouraged to take the GRE as early as possible during the academic year preceding entrance. Please note that the GRE Advanced Test in Mathematics is recommended, but is not required. We do not accept the GMAT in lieu of GRE scores.
  • If English is not your native language, arrange for TOEFL or IELTS Examination scores to be sent to the department by the testing organization.  The TOEFL code for applying to Full-Time Engineering graduate programs at The Johns Hopkins University is C559. The IELTS course ID code for applying to programs at the Johns Hopkins University is 4610 or 110079. Applicants are encouraged to take the TOEFL/IELTS as early as possible during the academic year preceding entrance.  If you think you may be eligible for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, please review the information here.
  • Under University guidelines, exceptions to the TOEFL- score criteria appearing in the admissions criteria will be granted only in extraordinary cases.
  • Arrange for three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your abilities and achievements, especially relevant to graduate study in applied mathematics, to be submitted electronically through the online application.
  • Arrange for unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and previous graduate study to be uploaded into your online application.  Applicants who have attended non-US institutions are also strongly encouraged to submit a professional credential evaluation with the unofficial transcripts.  If admitted, you will be required to submit your official final documents directly to Graduate Admissions.

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics provides tuition, health insurance, and stipend support to PhD students enrolled in our program.  Limited partial financial support is available to some Master’s students, and all applicants are automatically considered for any available departmental support.

Detailed information about application requirements can be found on the WSE Graduate Admissions web site.

If you have further questions, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at [email protected].

Prospective students for our graduate programs must have completed a Bachelor’s level degree, ideally in Engineering, Mathematics, the Sciences, Finance* or Economics*. In addition, candidates should ideally have completed undergraduate-level courses in

  • Calculus, through multivariable calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Differential equations
  • Probability and statistics
  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics*
  • Computer programming (e.g., in C++)
  • At least two proof-writing courses

* Considered for applications for our MSE in Financial Mathematics

Admissions decisions are based on four major factors: Mathematical course background, grades (GPA), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and recommendation letters.

If the applicant is not a native English speaker, a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (IBT)/ 250 (CBT)/ 600 (PBT), or a minimum IELTS band score of 7 is required.

Requirements Specific to the Data Science Master’s Program

  • Prospective students for the Data Science Master’s program must have completed a Bachelor’s level degree, ideally in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or in the Sciences. In addition, candidates should have completed undergraduate-level courses in Calculus (through multivariable calculus), Linear algebra, Differential equations, Probability, Computer programming (e.g., in C++ or Python) at least,  preferably complemented with a course in Statistics and at least one proof-writing course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2022 Applications Admitted
PhD 249 48
Applied Mathematics and Statistics MSE 619 269
Financial Math MSE 544 184
Data Science MSE 763 179

Our master’s programs are STEM approved.  Below are the CIP codes.

Applied Mathematics and Statistics:  27.01.01

Financial Mathematics:  27.03.01

Data Science:  27.05.01

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics provides tuition, health insurance, and stipend support to PhD students enrolled in our program.

Limited partial financial support is available to some Master’s students, and all applicants are automatically considered for any available departmental support.

In some countries, a Bachelor’s degree program runs for 3 years.  The department will accept applications from students who earned/will earn this type of Bachelor’s degree.

A proof-writing course is one that includes as a significant component requiring students to construct careful mathematical proofs.

Please see the WSE Graduate Admissions page for application details.

Please see the WSE Graduate Admissions page for details on accepted English Proficiency Tests and English Proficiency Test waivers.

No. The Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department will accept only GRE scores for the purposes of admission to its graduate programs.

Unfortunately, our application system does not integrate with Interfolio.  When you provide your recommenders’ names and email addresses in your application, our Slate system will alert them.  They will need to follow the instructions in the email to upload their letter of recommendation to your application.

You are welcome to submit a sample of your work, but this is optional for all Master’s and PhD program applications in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department.

Please see the WSE Graduate Admissions page for application details.

Enrolling students should see the WSE Graduate Admissions page for instructions on submitting their final transcripts.

Programs Name Email
AMS MSE, AMS PhD Kristin Bechtel [email protected]
Financial Mathematics MSE, Data Science MSE Lisa Wetzelberger [email protected]