Applied Mathematics (BS/MS Accelerated Program)

After successfully completing an interdisciplinary five-year bachelor/master’s program, a student will receive at the same time a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in applied mathematics.  

Once a student completes the core course requirement for the bachelor’s degree, he or she will be admitted into the graduate school to begin graduate level study. Typically, a student in this program will complete the core course sequences of the undergraduate program by the end of the third year. During the fourth and fifth year of study the student will be completing our current master’s program and six elective credits needed for the bachelor’s degree. These elective credits may be at the graduate level. Note that those students who have participated in our post-secondary program or taken AP classes before entering the University of Akron may begin their graduate studies earlier.


Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Application Deadline

Applications to the BS/MS Accelerated Program in Applied Mathematics are accepted on a rolling basis.

Students interested in the program should contact the Department of Mathematics prior to their third year of study to begin consultation with the program committee. Students must apply and be admitted to the graduate school during their third year of study to be formally admitted to the program and begin taking graduate level courses in the fourth year of the program.


Additional Information

The program outlined above is demanding. Thus, the program will require the students to maintain a 3.00 or better GPA. If a student is not able to do this, then he or she will have the option to complete our present program structure instead of the five-year plan.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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