Participants are selected based on their academic record, recommendation letters from faculty and an essay. Please apply via MathPrograms, program ID: PSUMASS

Application Materials to Submit

  • Application Form
  • Transcripts for all colleges or universities attended
  • Record of Mathematics courses
  • Essay describing student's interest in mathematics
  • Two Faculty Recommendations
  • Financial Disclosure Form 
  • Transfer Protocol Form 

Applications should be submitted through or sent by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

MASS Selection Committee
107 McAllister Building
Department of Mathematics
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

FAX: (814) 865-3735
Phone: (814) 865-7520

Financial Aid

Successful applicants currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities will be awarded the Penn State MASS Fellowship which reduces the tuition to the in-state level. Best efforts will be made not to increase their out of pocked expenses.

The MASS program will work with each student and his or her home university to establish any transferable scholarships or student aid consortiums. Students must have a financial aid officer complete the Financial Disclosure form.