Students accepted into the 5-year program in a particular semester must follow the rules and regulations established at the time of their acceptance.
To obtain the BS/MSAS degree, students must:
- Complete ten courses (30 credits)
- Maintain at least a 3.00 Grade Point Average (GPA)
- Pass the Applied Statistics Comprehensive Examination (ASCE).
Student Accepted into the BS/MS Program Must Take:
- MAT 7405 (spring)
- MAT 8400 (fall) and MAT 8401 (spring) in the following year
- MAT 8406 (fall), MAT 8412 (spring) and four electives in the Applied Statistics Program.
Course Equivalents for Undergraduates
- While a student is an undergraduate, at most three courses may be counted toward both the BS and MS degrees simultaneously.
- A graduate course or an undergraduate course equivalent to a graduate course (MAT 7404/MAT 4310, MAT 8400/MAT 5700 and MAT 8401/MAT 5705) may be counted toward both degrees if the student gets at least a grade of B in that course.
To take a graduate course, an undergraduate student must:
- Complete a permission card and write BS/MS next to the student's signature
- Have the BS/MS advisor sign the card
- Take the completed card to the Office of Graduate Studies for processing.
When a student enters the last semester as an undergraduate, the student must submit the following to the Department of Mathematical Sciences:
- The first two pages of the student's completed graduate application
- A copy of the student's transcript
- The student's MS/MS Undergraduate/Graduate Program Course Form.
Grades and Grade Point Averages
A student may withdraw from the 5-year BS/MS Program by submitting a request in writing to the Applied Statistics Graduate Committee. Upon withdrawal from the program, the student may continue with the undergraduate course requirements for the BS degree.
- An undergraduate student must get at least a grade of B in each graduate or equivalent undergraduate course (MAT 7404/MAT 4310, MAT 8400/MAT 5700, MAT 8401/MAT 5705) if it is to count toward both the BS and MS degrees.
- Although more than three graduate courses (including undergraduate equivalents) are taken while the student is an undergraduate, at most three courses among those with grades of B or better may be double counted towards both the BS and MS degrees.
- If an undergraduate student receives a grade less than B in any graduate or equivalent undergraduate course, this course may only be counted toward the BS degree or toward the MS degree, but not both. This may require a student to take additional courses and may prevent the student from obtaining both degrees in five years. Furthermore, the student must meet with the Director of the BS/MS program.
- Additional graduate courses may only be applied to the MSAS program if the course requirement for the BS degree has been satisfied.
- The undergraduate GPA is based on all courses counted toward the undergraduate degree. (There is a maximum of three graduate courses that may be counted toward the undergraduate GPA.) Modifications to transcript GPA calculations may be required.
- The student must maintain a GPA of at least 3.00 at all times in all MSAS courses.
Fee Structure for the BS/MS program:
- As an undergraduate student, graduate courses are charged at the undergraduate rate
- As a graduate student, four graduate courses (12 credits) are charged at the graduate rate
- If a student has paid for four graduate courses, a maximum of two remaining graduate courses (6 credits) are tuition free
If a student wants to apply for a graduate assistantship or tuition scholarship, the application form must be submitted to the Director of the Applied Statistics Graduate Program. Two letters of recommendation and a copy of the student’s transcript must accompany this application.