Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) programs allow qualified undergraduates to earn up to 12 credit hours toward completion of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. ABM program options are available for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences with concentration in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or Statistics. They are designed to:
- Offer opportunities for high-ability undergraduate students to access more advanced experiences in mathematics and statistics;
- Expose high-performing undergraduate students to graduate-level study to ascertain if the graduate program meets their professional aspirations;
- Appeal to highly capable students by accelerating their graduate program progression and completion.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences will conduct comprehensive reviews of the qualifications and backgrounds of high ability undergraduate students, including:
- Invitation or sponsorship from a program faculty member and the student’s undergraduate program advisor;
- A minimum Undergraduate GPA of 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) in mathematics/statistics courses;
- Progress toward UG degree–at least 18 credit hours of course work in mathematics or statistics;
- Consideration of other factors based on discipline-specific criteria.
ABM program admission or completion is no guarantee of admission into or progression in a graduate program of study.
In addition to the BS requirements, a plan for graduate-level courses required will be determined upon acceptance to the program and approved by the department advisor and/or chair.