The Mathematics Department believes that excellence in graduate education is enhanced by assembling a diverse and inclusive graduate student community that reflects a wide range of differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences may include race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, abilities/disabilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
To that end, we welcome applications from students with diverse backgrounds, and we regularly participate in outreach events designed to encourage women and members of other underrepresented populations to apply. We evaluate each graduate application holistically, based on the entirety of the record. Although we place primary emphasis on academic excellence and potential for success in graduate courses and mathematical research, we also give consideration to personal circumstances and potential contributions to the diversity of the department.