The Bridge to PhD master’s program will no longer accept new students.  This program has recently transitioned into a fellowship opportunity for applicants to our PhD program.  Please read more about Bridge Fellowships on our graduate admissions page


Use this link to apply online. Under program information, you should select School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Division, Mathematics AM and then Bridge to PhD as the Mathematics AM concentration.

Please keep the following pieces of advice in mind while preparing your application.

  • Do not hesitate to contact Robin Toney ( if you have any questions.
  • If you have applied to our PhD program and also would like to be considered for the bridge program, please let us know. A separate application would not be necessary.
  • The application deadline is December 31. It is a good idea to get started early.
  • Visit this link for details on what you will need when applying.
  • You will need at least three letters of recommendation. It is a good idea to ask potential letter writers at least one month in advance of the deadline.
Department of Mathematics
David Rittenhouse Laboratory
209 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6395

Robin Toney
(215) 898-8178 & 898-8627
Fax: (215) 573-4063