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Mathematics Accelerated BS/MS

Earn a BS and an MS in 5 years

With the accelerated BS-MS in Mathematics, you can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years, saving time and money.

How does it work?

The accelerated mathematics program consists of 140 credit hours, compared to 150 credit hours if the degrees are earned separately.  The undergraduate portion of the degree requires 116 credit hours and the graduate portion requires 24 credit hours.  During the last semester of your undergraduate course work, you can begin taking graduate classes.  For more details, click the “Program of Study” link on the left side of this page.

Work with the best!

Mathematics faculty members at UCM make teaching a priority. They make every effort to know their students and provide personal attention. These faculty members are also active researchers in their fields, regularly presenting their original work at conferences and publishing in professional journals.  As a student, you will have the opportunity to work with these faculty members on joint projects that often result in published papers and presentations at regional and national conferences.

What classes will I take?

Required undergraduate courses include the calculus sequence, differential equations, linear algebra, and courses in modern algebra, analysis, and statistics. Required graduate courses include second courses in modern algebra and analysis and a course in topology. In addition, you will choose electives in number theory, graph theory, combinatorics, statistics, or computer science. Each student must complete either a series of comprehensive examinations or a thesis. For a complete program listing, click the Program of Study link on the left side of this page.

Get Involved!

Explore mathematics outside the classroom by joining a mathematics student organization.  These include:

  • the Missouri Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, mathematics honor society, and
  • a student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America
By participating in these organizations, you will learn from guest speakers, attend regional and national conferences, and participate in state and national mathematics competitions.


Lianwen Wang, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Coordinator
WCM 205B
Tel: (660) 543-8870


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