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M.S. Mathematics
Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program - 5 Years

Why study Accelerated Mathematics?

At Northwest, Master of Science in Mathematics is a sequenced program that allow completion of both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in five years. The coursework throughout the program incorporates a blended format. The Mathematics program offers a variety of courses emphasizing conceptual and practical knowledge, and elective coursework provides an exploration of newly developing trends in various fields including data mining, new advancements in instructional technology and mathematics curriculum development. A Master of Science in Mathematics offers the flexibility and freedom to attend class in a way that fits your schedule by allowing you to watch lectures anytime online, watching lectures during scheduled class time for interaction with the instructor or by attending class in the traditional classroom setting.

Admissions Requirements

Option 1.  Students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and a score of 2 on a writing assessment administered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be accepted.  The writing assessment must be completed no later than the end of the second week of the first trimester of enrollment.  The writing assessment is not designed to test proficiency in a specific subject.  It is rather a test to evaluate applicant’s abilities to critique, organize, and write a concise argument.  Any student who fails the writing assessment must repeat the assessment within two weeks.  Any student who fails the second writing assessment will meet with the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to discuss options. *

Option 2.  Students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and a composite score of 280 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test will be accepted. *

Option 3.  Undergraduate mathematics majors within 30 hours of completing their undergraduate degree in Mathematics, with a GPA of 2.8 overall and 3.2 in mathematics may apply for admission to the accelerated program.  Students in this option can complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics in 5 years. Please review the policy section on Accelerated Programs for additional information.

* The official score must be filed with the Graduate Office prior to admission but no later than the end of the first trimester of enrollment.  If the score is not submitted by the end of the first academic trimester, the student cannot re-enroll until the score is submitted.  Students who do not meet the cutoff scores may be accepted on the condition that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 for the first nine graduate hours in mathematics.