Accelerated Master's Program


The Department of Mathematics offers a curriculum leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Mathematics. This program allows students to count 9 credit hours of mathematics courses toward both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. As a result, a student can obtain both degrees in 5 year--more quickly than if completing the B.S. and M.S. individually.

An undergraduate student interested in the Accelerated Master's program should declare Mathematics as a major, thereby entering the department's B.S. program.

The student should then complete the following courses, totaling 38 credit hours, each with a grade of B or better.

  • MATH 1350 - Calculus I
  • MATH 1360 - Calculus II
  • MATH 2150 - Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 2350 - Calculus III
  • MATH 2650 - Introduction to Computational Math
  • MATH 3110 - Theory of Numbers
  • MATH 3130 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MATH 3400 - Introduction to Differential Equations
  • MATH 3410 - Introduction to Analysis
  • MATH 3810 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 4040 - Senior Math Seminar
  • MATH 4140 - Modern Algebra I
  • MATH 4310 - Modern Analysis I

After that, the student should complete an intent application, which can be found on the Graduate School Accelerated and Dual Degree Programs page. Once it is approved, the student should complete the dual-counted courses, namely 9 credit hours of MATH courses numbered 5130 or higher, each with a grade of B or better.

After the above 47 hours of MATH coursework are completed, the student will have satisfied the requirements of the Mathematics B.S. program, provided they maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and meet with a faculty advisor in the mathematics department.

The student should then contact the mathematics department's Graduate Chair to arrange a mid-program review. If the student completes the above requirements and maintains an overall GPA of at least 3.0, they will be recommended to the Graduate School for admission to the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program.

Once admitted to the M.S. program, the student will only need 21 credit hours of graduate courses to complete that degree, instead of the normal 30 credit hours. However, all other requirements for the M.S. program apply.

Please refer to the Graduate School Accelerated and Dual Degree Programs page for more information.