Accelerated BS/MS Degree Program

The department offers an Accelerated BS/MS degree program, with concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Statistics. This program allows outstanding undergraduates to complete both a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences within a total of five years, as opposed to the minimum of six years normally required. Students admitted into the program will follow a carefully designed program of study which allows them to begin course work for the Master of Science program during their senior year. Interested students are encouraged to consult with their undergraduate advisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and to begin planning to enter the accelerated BS/MS degree program early in their undergraduate career. Through careful coordination with their undergraduate and graduate advisors students will be able to graduate with both a bachelor's and master's degree within a five year period.

To apply, students must have finished 18 credit hours of course work in mathematics by the end of the semester of their application. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) as well as a GPA of 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) in their mathematics courses. The initial application for the accelerated BS/MS degree program consists of the following two parts:

  1. A letter of intent including two letters of reference and a copy of the applicant's transcript to be submitted to the Department of Mathematical Sciences
  2. Application with the Graduate School for "combination senior" status

To continue in the program beyond the bachelor's degree, students must also apply for full admission into the Graduate School and be accepted into the master's program by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Details on courses that can be applied will be available in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. However, any graduate course work will not be used to calculate the undergraduate GPA.