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Math BS/MS Pathways

Combined BS/MS Pathways

There are two approved B.S./M.S. pathways in the Mathematics Department which allow a student to earn both a B.S. and an M.S. by double counting up to 12 hours of coursework toward both degrees. (See this link at the Graduate School for general FSU information about combined BS/MS pathways.)

Students interested in this option should consult the mathematics graduate advisor early in their undergraduate career to assist in planning. Upon acceptance into the combined pathway, students will consult with the corresponding graduate area Director (either Pure Math or Applied and Computational Math) to plan the graduate courses that will satisfy the MS degree requirements.


The application form for both pathways is linked here. The completed form should be submitted to the mathematics graduate advisor, and approval of the application is required prior to taking any courses that will be dual counted for both BS and MS degrees.

After approval of the pathways application, but prior to April 30 of the student's senior year, the student must also complete a full application to the appropriate MS degree program, which includes submitting GRE scores, letters of recommendation, etc. More information on how to apply is at the mathematics graduate admissions link: www.math.fsu.edu/apply. Note that approval of the pathways application does not guarantee admission to the MS graduate program. Questions about graduate admissions may be directed to the graduate advisor or the appropriate Director.

Minimum eligibility requirements

Applicants are eligible to apply for the combined pathway when they have at least 60 undergraduate hours completed, at least 24 of which at FSU. The minimum GPA is 3.0, with at least a 3.2 in math courses above mac2311. Note that satisfying these requirements does not guarantee approval of the pathway or admission to the MS degree program.