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Combined Degree Program

  1. General Description

Mathematics majors who complete the requirements for major by the end of the junior year are eligible for the combined degree program. Students in this program take the graduate sequences MAA 5228 and MAA 5229 and MAS 5311 and MAS 5312 in their senior year. These 12 credits, which apply toward the undergraduate degree, will then also apply toward a master’s degree in mathematics if the student is admitted to the graduate program. The student should successfully complete this degree with one full-time year of graduate school following receipt of a bachelor’s degree. Graduate students at the University of Florida are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

This program is ideal for students who intend to stay for graduate school in the UF Mathematics Department.  Qualified undergraduates can take graduate courses regardless of their participation in this program.

 

  1. Requirements for Admission to the Program
  • Overall GPA of 3.25 or better.
  • Competitive GRE score.
  • Approval from both the Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinators in the Mathematics Department.
  • The Combined Bachelors and Masters Degree Request form must be completed, signed by the department’s undergraduate and graduate coordinators, and submitted for approval to the Academic Advising Center of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  1. Admittance to Graduate School

The student is required to take the GRE and obtain admittance to The Graduate School by the end of their senior year. A letter of approval from the Undergraduate Coordinator should accompany the application for admission to The Graduate School. Upon admittance to The Graduate School, the student becomes eligible to apply for a teaching assistantship (TA) in the Mathematics Department. If not admitted to The Graduate School, the student will not be permitted to continue in the Program.

  1. Awarding of Degrees

Upon completion of all requirements for the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts degree, such degree will be awarded the student by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. After the student has completed the requirements for the Master of Mathematics degree (including the dual credit courses), such degree will be awarded the student by The Graduate School.

  1. Further Information

Further information on combined degree programs at UF, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available from the UF Admissions Office’s Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Programs page.

  1. Sample Schedule for a Combined Degree Program

This program assumes AP credit for MAC 2311. The Master of Science requires 32 total credit hours and one semester of teaching. A student would need to take 2 summer semester credits at the end of year 4 (or possibly 5) in order to complete the degree within 2 years.

 

Year Fall Spring
1 MAC 2312 MAC 2313
MHF3202
2 MAP2302 MAS4301
MAS 4105
3
MAA4211 MAA4212
4 MAA5228 MAA5229
MAS5311 MAS5312
MAT6905 or MAT6910

(Summer term)

5 6000+ level math course 6000+level math course
6000+ level math course 6000+level math course
6000+ level math course 6000+level math course