## Admissions

The student carries out the usual procedure for admission to the MS program in Mathematical Sciences, including letters of recommendation. The student's admissions essay must specifically address why the student wishes to enter the AMP.

Applicants must achieve the following by the end of their junior year:

- Completion of
**Math** **1234**, **1248**, **2055**, **2248**, and **2544** or **2522** with an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher; - Completion of
**Math** **3468** and one of **Math** **3472** or **3766** (see a clarification below) with grades of B+ or better in each; and - Completion of a least two additional
**3000** or higher-level mathematics or statistics courses with grades of B+ or better in each.

When selecting courses to satisfy conditions 2 and 3 above, the student needs to make sure that the courses prepare them for taking future courses to satisfy the requirements of the MS program in either the applied or pure track, as described in the entry about the MS degree. In particular, the following clarifies condition 2 about either of Math 3472 or 3766 being required. When the student declares their intent to enter the AMP to the Graduate Director, they inform the Director whether they will pursue the pure mathematics or applied mathematics track in the MS program. In the former case they must take Math 3472; in the latter, Math 3766.

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

### Criteria

Students who have been admitted to the Accelerated Master’s Program in mathematics normally advance to candidacy in this program at the end of their senior year. This marks the end of their undergraduate curriculum and the beginning of their graduate curriculum. The criteria for advancement to the MS candidacy are:

- Completion of a Bachelor’s program in mathematics at UVM, or completion of a Bachelor's program in science or engineering at UVM with a minor in mathematics;
- Completion of at least two additional mathematics or statistics or computer science courses at the 5000 or higher level with grades of B or better in each; and
- Completion of a 6000-level course in Mathematics with a grade of B or better. This course may not be counted towards the student's undergraduate degree or GPA, and so must be taken as an overload.

Note that:

- All these criteria must be met by the end of the student’s senior year.
- The two courses mentioned in criterion 2 above will be double counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Students who have been admitted to the AMP on the completion of their junior year but who later fail to meet the requirements for advancement to candidacy for the M.S. degree will only be permitted to continue towards their M.S. degree after review by the Graduate Program Committee and with the written approval of the Director of the Graduate Program in Mathematics.