Applied Mathematics/Polymer Engineering (BS/MS Accelerated Program)

After successful completion of this accelerated five-year BS/MS program, students will receive a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in polymer engineering.

Students of this program will be supervised by faculty advisors in applied mathematics and polymer engineering, and are expected to finish the core course requirements and most of the electives for the bachelor’s degree in the first three years of the program. Students are asked to formally apply to the accelerated program through the Graduate School during the third year of their bachelor’s degree. Upon acceptance, students will be expected to complete the remaining electives of the bachelor’s degree and 30 credits of graduate course work for the master’s degree in the last two years of the program, while registering for at least nine graduate credits in each semester of the last two years of the program. Students will be eligible to apply for graduate assistantship in these last two years of the program.


Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Application Deadline

Applications to the Applied Mathematics/Polymer Engineering Accelerated Program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Applicants must be admitted to Graduate School before the start of their senior year. Once accepted into the program, students must earn and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to remain in the program. Students who are not able to do so will complete the regular bachelor's program instead of the accelerated BS/MS program.

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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