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Mathematics & Statistics

Combined BS in Mathematics or Statistics and MS in Statistics

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs. Undergraduate students may complete up to 3 credits for every 9 credits required for the graduate degree that may be applied to the requirements for both degree programs. The department that oversees the graduate program the student enters will determine if the courses the undergraduate student completes will satisfy master’s degree requirements. Bachelor’s/master’s students must complete at least 18 in-residence credit hours at the graduate level after the bachelor’s degree is earned and maintain continuous, sequential enrollment in the two programs. 

Students receive both a BS in Mathematics or Statistics and an MS in Statistics. 


  • Interested students should apply by the end of their junior year. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 in major courses and complete MATH-501 Probability and STAT-502 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics by the end of the junior year. 
  • All requirements for the BS in Mathematics or Statistics (mathematical statistics track) 

Undergraduate students may apply up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate-level course work to satisfy the requirements of both degrees. 

All requirements for the MS in Mathematics, including a minimum of 18 credit hours completed in residence in graduate status after the undergraduate degree has been awarded. Students must finish the master’s degree requirements within three years from the date of first enrollment in the master’s program.