Thank you for considering the BAMM! Program! We look forward to reading your application materials and getting to know you. Please email the BAMM! Program Director, John Rock (, if you have any questions about our program or our community.

Application Requirements

  • List of requirements and eligibility: Two applications (see below), unofficial college transcripts, a personal statement, recommendation letters from faculty in the mathematical sciences, and a bachelor's degree conferred by August 2022. Additional eligibility requirements are listed below towards the bottom of the webpage.

  • Two applications: For the master's programs at BAMM! Sites and for the BAMM! program itself:

    1. Applicants must apply to their choice of one or more of the masters' programs in the mathematical sciences at the BAMM! Sites (Cal Poly Pomona, Fresno State, or San Francisco State) through Cal State Apply . The earliest deadline is for Cal Poly Pomona on April 1st, 2022.

    2. Complete an online application to the BAMM! program by Friday, April 15th, 2022.

  • Materials from the applicant: For the BAMM! program application, the following materials should be sent via email to the BAMM! Program Director (John Rock,

    1. Your unofficial college transcripts, including those from your bachelor's-granting institution.

    2. A personal statement addressing your desire to pursue a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences, including Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education, after completing a Master's in Mathematics at one of the BAMM! Sites. In addition, this personal statement should describe any community service and/or extracurricular activities you have been a part of. You may add other things that are important to you as well.

  • Two recommendation letters from faculty in the mathematical sciences: These should be signed on letterhead and sent via emails from the letter writers directly to the BAMM! Program Director (John Rock,

  • A bachelor's degree conferred by August 2022.

Application Process

  • Make sure you complete the online application to the BAMM! program, email your transcripts and personal statement, and have your letter writers send their letters to the BAMM! Program Director by the deadline Friday, April 15th, 2022.

  • If you decide to apply for the master's program at Cal Poly Pomona, the deadline is Friday, April 1st, 2022. The deadlines for San Francisco State and Fresno State are a bit later. Enrollment in one of these BAMM! Sites by Fall 2022 is required.

  • After a first round of reviews, we will select students for interviews. You will be contacted by us to schedule one if you were selected.

  • After the interviews are carried out, there will be a second round of reviews that should yield the list of students to whom BAMM! scholarships will be offered.


BAMM! Application Deadline: Friday, April 15th, 2022

Deadlines for master's programs vary, the earliest being April 1st, 2022


  • Be eligible for Financial Aid.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

  • By Fall 2022, be enrolled in a Master's program in the mathematical sciences at one of the three BAMM! sites.

Funded by NSF S-STEM grants DUE-1930373, DUE-1930419, and DUE-1930553.