B.S.-M.S. Degree PRograms
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers three combined BS-MS degree programs that allow students to earn BS and MS degrees in a total of 5 years:
- BS-MS Degree Program in Applied Mathematics
- BS-MS Degree Program in Mathematics
- BS-MS Degree Program in Applied Statistics
To be accepted for a BS-MS program, an undergraduate student must have:
- less than 60 but more than 30 semester credit hours remaining before the completion of the bachelor’s degree,
- a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better,
- the permission of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics to take graduate courses in the Department, and
- an approved plan of study.
The student must also be a full-time student through the receipt of the bachelor’s degree.
On the recommendation of Department of Mathematics & Statistics, students apply to the Graduate School for participation in the combined degree program. Upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree requirements, students will file an application with the Graduate School for regular admission into the graduate program.
In order to earn both the BS and MS degrees, students in the BS-MS program must satisfy all coursework requirements for both degrees, and must successfully complete the MS degree written comprehensive examinations. While the BS degree requires 120 credit hours and the MS degree requires 30 credit hours, the combined program allows a maximum of 12 credit hours to be applied toward both BS and MS degree requirements.
Students who are interested in these programs should consult with the program advisors as early as possible, to discuss your options and to design a plan of study that will best fit your situation and interests. The advisors are:
- Dr. David Miller – Graduate advisor for Applied Mathematics
- Dr. Joanne Dombrowski – Graduate advisor for Mathematics
- Dr. Harry Khamis – Graduate advisor for Applied Statistics