2011-12 Online Catalogue
Biostatistics (Accelerated Masters Program)
Accelerated master's programs in Mathematics, Statistics, and Biostatistics are also offered. These programs allow students to earn both their B.S. and M.S. degrees in as little as five years.
A master's degree in Mathematics, in Statistics or in Biostatistics can be earned in a shortened time by careful planning during the junior and senior years at UVM. For example, the M.S. could be earned in just one additional year, because six credits of undergraduate courses can also be counted concurrently towards the M.S. degree requirements. A student must declare his/her wish to enter the Accelerated Masters Program in Mathematics in writing to the department chair before the end of their sophomore year, and before they have taken MATH 241. They would apply to the Graduate College for admission, noting their interest in the accelerated Master's program. They can receive concurrent undergraduate and graduate credit for one or two courses, once admitted. Please refer to Section 13 of the Handbook for Graduate Studies in Mathematics (.pdf) for detailed information. Students should discuss the possibility of an accelerated master's program in Statistics or in Biostatistics with the statistics program director as soon as they think they may be interested in this program.