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Accelerated BS/MS

The accelerated BS/MS is aimed at students who are accelerated in the mathematics major. Such students typically come with advanced placement credit in calculus.

Requirements for the program are the same as for the usual masters degree: All masters candidates must complete 45 credits (15 courses) with a grade point average of at least 3.0. Of these 15 courses, the following six are required.

  • Linear Algebra (MATH 504)
  • Principles of Analysis I (MATH 505)
  • Principles of Analysis II (MATH 506)
  • Abstract Algebra (MATH 533)
  • Complex Analysis (MATH 630)
  • Real Variables I (Math 633)

The remaining nine courses are electives. To apply to the BS/MS program, a student need only notify the graduate advisor of his/her desire to enter the program. An email is sufficient for this purpose. Nevertheless, the university guidelines regarding all BS/MS programs must be adhered to. In particular, a student may enter the program only after having earned 90 credits and no more than 120 credits.

The application will be considered by the graduate committee, who will make the final decision. To gain entry into the BS/MS program it is necessary, though not sufficient, to satisfy the following conditions.

  • Completed two of MATH 331, 332, 401, and 402, with an average GPA of at least 3.75 total in the two or more of these courses taken
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.5
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.8 in the mathematics major

Students who satisfy these criteria and are in the BA program are also eligible to apply. Students with multiple majors may apply as long as one of them is mathematics, but should obtain the signatures of the mathematics departments advisors for the paperwork, not advisors from their other majors.