Combined Bachelor's/Master of Science

Program Description: The required courses in this program include a selection in both pure and applied mathematics. In addition to coursework, students write a Master’s project or thesis with guidance of an individual faculty advisor. Up to 9 hours of graduate coursework may be double-counted toward the undergraduate degree.

This program provides strong preparation for further graduate study in mathematics as well as for careers in education, business, industry, and government.

Admission Requirements: 

  • Students can declare their interest in the combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies math-grad@miamioh.edu in the Department of Mathematics to do so.
  • Upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and having a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater, students may apply for admission to the combined program. Regular time-limits for completing the master’s degree apply to students in a combined program (see Combined Programs for more information). 
  • Completion of either MTH 421 or MTH 441 with a grade of B or better and a GPA of at least 3.00 in mathematics courses combined. The program accepts both full-time and part-time students.
Applications Procedures: To apply to the combined BS-MS Program in Mathematics, complete the Graduate School online application and pay the $50 application fee. Be sure to check “combined program.” In advance of the above students are encouraged to contact the Director of Graduate Studies math-grad@miamioh.edu in the Department of Mathematics to discuss their interests and to outline a degree plan.

Student Classification and Graduation: Students in a combined program will remain as undergraduates until they apply for graduation or submit a request to the Graduate School to have their classification changed from undergraduate to graduate. Students must have completed a minimum of 124 hours to be classified as a graduate student (note: this change in classification will affect eligibility for financial aid). Students may not receive both the undergraduate and graduate degrees on the same date (degrees are conferred four times per year (i.e. January, May, August, December), nor can they take all of their graduate credits with undergraduate status. Upon receiving the bachelor’s degree, students will automatically be classified as graduate students. Students receiving the bachelor’s degree prior to completing the master’s degree can count up to 9 hours of graduate course work toward their bachelor’s degree with permission of the appropriate advisor(s) and dean(s) or their designee(s). Those hours can also count toward the completion of their master’s degree.