Accelerated Master's Program (AMP)

Mathematics

The Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) in Mathematics is designed so that students with a strong ability and motivation can complete a bachelors degree in mathematics, science, or engineering, as well as a masters degree in mathematics within five years.

The first four years consist of an undergraduate program that includes the core requirements for a minor in mathematics together with other courses that lay a solid mathematical foundation; this portion culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree. During the fifth year students take courses that complete the requirements for the Master of Science degree in mathematics.

The AMP is specifically designed to integrate the undergraduate and graduate portions so that students in it receive both the breadth and depth they would achieve had they completed two separate degree programs. A student must declare his or her intent to enter the AMP in writing to the Director of the Mathematics Graduate Program before the end of the sophomore year and before taking Math 241. A formal application is made in the Spring preregistration period of the student's Junior year.

The student carries out the usual procedure for admission to the M.S. program in Mathematics, including letters of recommendation. The student's admissions essay must specifically address why the student wishes to enter the AMP program. GREs need not be completed until the fall semester of the applicant's senior year.

In addition to the above, students must 1) complete the Mathematics core with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, 2) complete Math 241 and 242 with grades of B+ or higher in each, and 3) complete at least two additional 200 level mathematics or statistics courses with grades of B+ or better in each.

In planning your schedule to meet the requirements of the AMP program, you may wish to consult the Course Schedule Planner to find out which semesters/years MATH courses usually run.