Accelerated Master's Program
The Accelerated Master’s Programs in Mathematics and in Statistics offer students the opportunity to begin working on their master’s degree while they complete their bachelor’s degree.
The AMP gives students the chance to earn an advanced, two-year MA degree with only one year of graduate tuition. Students completing the AMP will be better positioned by the rigorous graduate-level curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities to move on to further advanced study or to the job market.
The master’s program in mathematics is designed to provide the necessary graduate-level mathematics background for community college teaching, for pursuing a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences, or for seeking employment in business, industry, and government. The AMP makes this attainable within one year from an undergraduate degree in mathematics. The department allows up to six (6) graduate credits to double count toward the undergraduate major and up to three (3) additional graduate credits to double count toward general undergraduate electives.
The master’s program in statistics is designed to provide students with the background suitable for employment as a statistician in business, industry, or government. The degree also provides suitable preparation for pursuing a Ph.D. degree in statistics. The AMP makes this attainable within one year from an undergraduate degree in mathematics. The department allows up to seven (7) graduate credits to double count toward the undergraduate major and up to two (2) additional graduate credits to double count toward general undergraduate electives.
Accelerated Master's Programs in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Students completing the AMP in Mathematics or Statistics have the opportunity to complete select graduate courses toward the completion of their bachelor's degree and master's degree. The following course options are available for AMP students.
The AMP Mathematics has two built-in onboarding sequences:
Real Analysis 1 & 2 (MATH 471/571 & MATH 672)
Abstract Algebra 1 & 2 (MATH 411/511 & MATH 612)
AMP Mathematics students will begin these requirements as undergraduates and complete them at the graduate level, within their junior and senior year, respectively.
Our elective course rotation includes two sets of taught-with courses in each of the areas Geometry/Analysis and Algebra. These electives are offered such that one of each can be taken at the undergraduate level and the other one at the graduate level:
Geometry and Topology (MATH 441/541)
Differential Geometry (MATH 445/545)
Mathematics of Coding and Communication (MATH 415/515)
Theory of Numbers (MATH 416/ 516)
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As undergraduates, AMP Statistics students will complete the onboarding graduate-level foundational probability and statistics sequence MATH 620 and MATH 621, as well as one more graduate elective.
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Ready to Apply?
To apply for either of these AMP options, students must have earned a minimum of 75 credit hours (at least 30 must be earned at Ball State) with an overall GPA of 3.25. Applicants must complete the Graduate School’s application and submit a transcript showing their complete academic record.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to direct questions to Dr. Hanspeter Fischer, Director of Graduate Programs for the Department of Mathematical Sciences at email@example.com.