Accelerated BS in Statistics to MA in Mathematics Program Policies

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Specialization in Data Science to Master of Arts in Mathematics-Statistics Specialization must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of the student’s Accelerated status, they must have either:

- 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

- 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      At least two letters of recommendation from graduate faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at BGSU.

5.      A Statement of Purpose describing how the Master’s in Mathematics-Statistics Specialization aligns with the applicants professional objectives.

Accelerated BS- Mathematics Specialization in Data Science to Master of Arts in Mathematics-Statistics Specialization Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated BS- Mathematics Specialization in Data Science to MA in Mathematics-Statistics Specialization should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MA-Mathematics-Statistics Specialization  program.  In order to complete this plan in an accelerated format, it is strongly recommended that students choose the Plan II option (non-thesis).  Students who choose the thesis option should expect the completion of their master’s degree program to take longer than an additional extra (5th) year. 

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status that will overlap between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees:

Choose three of: Math 5650 Introduction to Real Analysis I

                                 Math 5450 Applied Probability

                                 Math 5470 Exploratory Data Analysis

                                 Math 5320 Linear Algebra with Applications

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MA- Mathematics-Statistics Specialization program:

          Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status

1)      Core Course requirement:

a)      Real Analysis (Math 5650 or Math 6650),

b)      A two-semester sequence in mathematical statistics (Math 6410-Math 6420),

c)      Two additional courses from among: Math 6440, Math 6450, Math 6460, Math 6470, Math 6480, Math 6490, Math 6570, Math 6710, Math 7400, Math 7450, Math 7460, Math 7550, Math 7560, Math 7570, Math 7580, Math 7590 and any approved Math 6820 topics course.

2)       Completion of at least 21 semester hours of approved graduate level course work in mathematics and statistics, 18 hours of which must be at the 6000 level or higher.

Capstone Experience:

            Choose ONE:

Plan I:  Thesis (This option should be approved by the graduate coordinator before the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student).

Plan II:  Successful completion of a written comprehensive examination based on the core course work.

Note:  In order to be considered for teaching assistantships and tuition scholarships, a student in the accelerated program must submit a new statement of purpose and an updated copy of their unofficial transcripts on or before January 15th of the year when the student begins his/hers master’s program.

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).