Department of Mathematical Sciences

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Program


Clemson students may begin the Master's program in Mathematical Sciences while completing their undergraduate degree, subject to the following conditions:

1.   Undergraduate students must have an overall GPR of at least 3.5 and must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours.

2.   In order to be admitted to the Master's program, students are required to complete the GS6BSMS form, which is available from the Graduate School. Each application requires at least two letters of recommendation.

3.   Students accepted into the combined Bachelor's/Master's program are conditionally admitted to the Graduate School. Removal of the conditional status requires completion of a Bachelor's degree and submission of satisfactory GRE General test scores. Students who have been conditionally admitted are not eligible for graduate assistantships until the conditional status has been removed.

4.   Up to twelve semester hours from the following MTHSC courses may be included in the Bachelor's degree: 800, 803, 804, 805, 810, 814, 821, 853, 860, or other courses as approved by the Graduate Coordinator.

5.   The Graduate Coordinator will serve as first-year graduate advisor for all students in the program and will be responsible for approving their graduate plans of study.

Students interested in this program should discuss it with the department's Undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator. Application for this program would normally be made by the end of the junior year, although it can be made any time during the junior year up to the start of the final semester prior to graduation. Students are encouraged to have completed or be enrolled in MTHSC 412 and/or 453 prior to submitting an application.

As an alternative to entering the combined Bachelor's/Master's program, undergraduate students are still able to take graduate courses by completing the GS6 form. However, any courses taken in this fashion cannot count simultaneously for both the Bachelor's degree and any subsequent graduate degree at Clemson.

Refer to the undergraduate announcements under academic regulations for further explanation.