Mathematics (Accelerated MS)

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Fast-track your education and career. Earn your bachelor’s plus your master’s degree with the Mathematics Accelerated Master’s (4+1) Program at Indiana State University.

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The Mathematics Accelerated Master’s is a traditional, on-campus program offered on the Indiana State University campus in Terre Haute, Indiana. The program is open to eligible U.S. and international undergraduate students enrolled in the Mathematics Bachelor of Science (BS) program.

Why Choose the Mathematics Accelerated Master’s Program at Indiana State?

If your educational and career goals include earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, then the Mathematics Accelerated Master’s program is an ideal pathway, saving you time and money.

Go Further Faster

As a student in the Mathematics Bachelor of Science (BS) program at Indiana State University, you may be eligible to participate in the Mathematics Accelerated Master’s (4+1) program. This degree option enables you to combine undergraduate and graduate courses and begin your master’s during your senior year of undergraduate study. This dual enrollment pathway enables you to complete your Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics one year after completing your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics.

It is important to contact an academic advisor early in your studies to determine your eligibility, discuss program and GPA requirements, and plan your program of study.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

Instructors in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science participate in interdisciplinary research, often alongside students, and they regularly present findings at conferences. Our faculty’s areas of academic interest include the teaching of mathematics, dynamical systems, differential equations, probability and statistics, algebra, and logic.

Small class sizes allow you to work one-on-one with your professors and collaborate with classmates on projects and interactive learning activities.

What You’ll Learn in the Mathematics Program

Coursework in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics will provide you with a thorough knowledge of basic theoretical mathematics as well as initial training in applied areas such as statistics, analysis, combinatorics, and actuarial science.

Building on your undergraduate coursework, your Master of Science in Mathematics will include core coursework and electives selected from areas such as topology, real and complex variables, commutative and applied linear algebra, mathematics modeling, graph theory, and linear programming and optimizations.

Throughout the program, you will have opportunities for field and research experiences.

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Career Possibilities for Mathematics Graduates

Mathematicians have opportunities to make lasting contributions to society by helping to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems.

Career opportunities include professional positions in industry and the service sector, where analytical thinking skills are essential. High-paying jobs are available in areas such as statistics, actuarial sciences, mathematical modeling, and cryptography. Other opportunities include research careers in mathematics, statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, and related fields. Some students pursue doctoral programs, opening the door to even more research opportunities and teaching positions in higher education.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the top employers for mathematicians are the federal government and scientific research and development companies. Mathematicians may work on teams with engineers, scientists, and other specialists. The job outlook is excellent for mathematicians. The BLS projects employment of mathematicians to grow 31% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations, with a median annual wage of $108,100 in May 2021.

Maximize Your Experience at Indiana State

Explore our Honors College to learn how you can maximize your college experience with faculty mentors, undergraduate research, internships, and Honors housing. Students in the Honors College also enjoy opportunities to travel across the nation and abroad for conferences, service-learning trips, and immersive academic and cultural studies.

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