Accelerated BA 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 Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science in Mathematics to Master of Arts in Mathematics program plan 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 aligns with the applicants professional objectives.

Accelerated BA/BS-Mathematics to MA-Mathematics Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated BA/BS-Mathematics to MA-Mathematics Program Plan   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 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:

1)      Math 5040 Modern Algebra II

2)      Choose one of: Math 5660 Introduction to Real Analysis II 

                                 Math 5610 Introduction to Complex Analysis

3)      Choose one of:  Math 5320 Linear Algebra with Applications

                                 Math 5410 Probability and Statistics I

                                 Math 5390 Boundary Value Problems of Differential Equations

                                 Math 5010 Number Theory  

4)      MATH 5030 or MATH 6330 only if approved by the Graduate Coordinator