Accelerated Master's Program (AMP)


Accelerated Master's Program

Course Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Accelerated Master's Program

The Department of Mathematics offers a curriculum enabling students to complete two degrees (BS and MS in Mathematics) in 5 years. This program allows students to count 9 credit hours of mathematics courses toward both degrees.

Focus of Study

Undergraduate students interested in this program typically intend to continue studies in pure or applied mathematics, whether to pursue a PhD or to enter industry. They should follow the preliminary steps of either the Pure Math or Flexible option and then declare their intent to pursue the dual degree. Please see below for more details.

Program Requirements for Admissions

An undergraduate student interested in the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) should declare Mathematics as a major, thereby entering the Mathematics, BS program.

Once admitted to the undergraduate degree program and completing the 3000-level courses, students may apply to the AMP by submitting an Intent Application to the Department.

Program Coursework

An undergraduate student interested in the Accelerated Master's program should declare Mathematics as a major and complete the following courses, totaling 37 credit hours:

  • MATH 1350 - Calculus I
  • MATH 1360 - Calculus II
  • MATH 2150 - Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 2350 - Calculus III
  • MATH 3110 - Theory of Numbers
  • MATH 3130 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MATH 3400 - Introduction to Differential Equations
  • MATH 3410 - Introduction to Analysis
  • MATH 3810 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 4040 - Senior Math Seminar
  • MATH 4140 - Modern Algebra I
  • MATH 4310 - Modern Analysis I

After completing the 3000-level courses in the above list, the student should submit an intent application, which can be found on the Graduate School Accelerated and Dual Degree Programs page. Once it is approved, the student may take the dual-counted courses, namely 9 credit hours of MATH courses numbered 5130 or higher.

Upon completing the above 46 hours of MATH coursework, the student will have satisfied the primary requirements of the Mathematics BS program (specifically, the Pure Math Option or the Flexible Option), provided that each MATH course is passed with a grade of C or better, and an overall GPA of 2.0 is maintained.

The student should then contact the mathematics department's Graduate Chair to arrange a mid-program review. The student will be recommended to the Graduate School for admission to the MS in Applied Mathematics program if the following requirements are met.

  • MATH 4310 and the three 5000-level courses are completed with a grade of B or better.
  • The GPA in MATH courses is at least 3.25.
  • The overall GPA is at least 3.0.

Once admitted to the MS program, the student will only need 21 credit hours of graduate courses to complete that degree, instead of the normal 30 credit hours. However, all other requirements for the MS program apply.

For details on program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.