This is an accelerated five-year B.S./M.S. program. After successfully completing this program, a student will receive a bachelor’s degree in either mathematics or applied mathematics as well as a master’s degree in mathematics. Under the supervision of a faculty adviser, a student in the program will finish the core course requirements and most of the electives for the bachelor’s degree in the first three years.
During the third year of the baccalaureate degree, a student will formally apply to the program through the Graduate School. Upon acceptance a student will be cleared to complete the remaining electives of the bachelor’s degree and 30 credits of graduate work for the master’s degree in the last two years. A student will be eligible for a graduate assistantship only in these last two years and must be registered for at least nine graduate credits in each of those semesters.
Applications to the B.S./M.S. Accelerated Program in Mathematics are accepted on a rolling basis.
Students interested in the program should contact the Department of Theoretical and Applied 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.
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.
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.
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.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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