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Mathematics Accelerated BS/MS

Accelerated Math Program (BS/MS)

Learn to effectively communicate mathematical ideas and logical reasoning with the University of Central Missouri’s Accelerated Mathematics BS/MS program. This accelerated program enables you to earn both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in only five years. With this deeper knowledge, you’ll enter the job market more quickly and with fewer costs than if you had completed the two programs separately. Combined, this helps you start making a professional impact right away.

Learn from UCM’s expert faculty mentors

As a student in one of UCM’s accelerated degree completion programs, you’ll work with Mathematics faculty who support your educational and career goals and share their expertise with you inside and outside the classroom. With the program’s small class sizes, you’ll get focused, one-on-one time with professors who will function as both instructors and mentors during your educational journey.

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Lianwen Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Program Coordinator
W.C. Morris, Room 205B
Tel: 660-543-8870 |

College of Health, Science and Technology

Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics


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Earn your BS and MS in only five years

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Choose from two degree tracks

What you will study

In the University of Central Missouri’s accelerated degree completion program in Mathematics, you’ll start taking graduate-level mathematics classes while you’re still earning your bachelor’s. You can then apply those advanced credits toward your master’s degree to complete both a BS and MS in five years. 

Your undergraduate classes for UCM’s accelerated Math program will focus on subjects such as calculus, differential equations, statistics, modern algebra and more. In your graduate courses, you’ll study these topics in greater depth while also advancing to classes in topology, combinatorics, statistics and computer science.

Two tracks for UCM’s accelerated degree completion program in Mathematics 

Once you finish your undergraduate classes, you can choose between two program tracks for your accelerated master’s degree:

  • Mathematics: Focus on building deep mathematical skills and performing graduate research.
  • Actuarial Science and Statistics: Apply your mathematical skills in actuarial science and statistics, and develop advanced problem-solving skills.


Unique learning opportunities in UCM’s accelerated Math program

You’ll have numerous opportunities to actively participate in your education at the University of Central Missouri in our accelerated degree completion program in Mathematics.

  • Undergraduate and graduate research: Work with a faculty mentor on research, starting as an undergraduate and continuing through the accelerated master’s program in Mathematics. You can write a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member who shares your research interests and may have the opportunity to publish your work alongside your faculty sponsor.
  • Student life: Join other UCM students, including those in our accelerated degree completion programs, by participating in groups such as the mathematics honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon, or the student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America. Network with fellow students and faculty mentors to explore job prospects, attend conferences, share ideas and take part in academic competitions.
  • Internships: Apply your mathematics skills and knowledge in a professional setting by signing up for an internship. It may even lead to a job offer after graduation.


What can you do with an accelerated master’s degree in Mathematics from UCM?

The University of Central Missouri’s accelerated degree completion program in Mathematics gives you the education you need to succeed in a number of career fields. 

You’ll have the analytical, critical thinking and mathematical skills to make a valuable contribution to statistics, data analysis and consulting in the private sector. You can also take advantage of opportunities in government, working for organizations such as the Federal Reserve.

  • If you want to pursue teaching, your accelerated master’s degree in Mathematics from UCM will give you the education you need to return to the classroom as a high school dual-credit teacher or a college lecturer.
  • If you’re interested in mathematical research, you’ll be ready to enter a doctoral program to study mathematics at a deeper level.

Jobs for graduates of accelerated math programs

Use the interactive tool below to learn about the different career options you have as a graduate of our accelerated master’s degree program in Mathematics. Explore salaries, projected job growth and more.




Financial assistance options for UCM’s accelerated Math program

At the University of Central Missouri, you can earn your bachelor’s and accelerated master’s degree in Mathematics at an affordable price — one that’s lower than those offered by many of our competitors. UCM also offers many ways to help you finance your education, such as scholarships, grants, tuition awards and access to federal financial aid.

In addition to university-wide financial aid, we also offer some scholarships and awards specifically for students in certain degree programs. Students in our accelerated master’s degree program in Mathematics are eligible to apply for awards such as:

  • Dr. Vince Edmondson Math and Computer Science Scholarship
  • Gerald C. Schrag Scholarship in Mathematic
  • H. Keith Stumpff Scholarship
  • John W. White Scholarship in Mathematics
  • Karen A. Schultz Scholarship in Mathematics

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.



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Make yourself more marketable.

Add a specialty area to the accelerated Math program by completing one of the related minors or undergraduate certificates available from UCM:

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Explore programs related to mathematics.

If you’re interested in UCM’s bachelor’s and accelerated master’s degree program in Mathematics, you might also want to learn more about the following related degrees:


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