Combined Bachelor's/Master of Arts

Program Description: This is a traditional master’s program in pure mathematics, with course requirements in algebra, analysis, and topology. In addition to coursework, students give an oral presentation based on an independent research project or thesis.

This program can provide strong preparation for further graduate study in mathematics as well as for careers in education, business, industry, and government. Up to nine hours may be double counted.

Undergraduate Preparation: Requirements includethe calculus sequence (MTH 151, 251, 252 or equivalent) linear algebra (MTH 222 or equivalent), and either MTH 421 or MTH 441. .

Provisional Admission: Students may be admitted on a provisional basis to a specific combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami, from the time they are admitted for undergraduate admission.

Full Admission: Upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and having a cumulative GPA of 3.25 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 the Graduate School Handbook at http://www.miami.miamioh.edu/graduate-studies/index.html for more information).

Admission Requirements: Completion of the calculus sequence (MTH 151, 251, 252 or equivalent), linear algebra (MTH 222 or equivalent), and either MTH 421 or MTH 441, with GPA in mathematics courses at least 3.00. The program accepts part-time students.

Applications Procedures: To apply to a combined bachelors/masters program, go to http://www.miami.miamioh.edu/graduate-studies/index.html to 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 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 128 hours to be classified as a graduate student (note: this change in classification will affect eligibility for financial aid). Students may receive their bachelor’s degree prior to completing their master’s degree. 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.