BS (selected)/Statistical Science, Accelerated MS (2016-2017 Catalog)

Prof. Linda Davis, Coordinator (ldavisc@gmu.edu)

Catalog Entry


Highly-qualified students in certain BS programs have the option of obtaining an accelerated Statistical Science, MS. Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree.


Admission Requirements

Students enrolled in a BS degree in any one of the Volgenau School major areas, in the Mathematics, BS program from the College of Science or in the Economics, BS program from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences may apply to this option if they have earned 90 undergraduate credits with an overall GPA of 3.00 and completed the following courses with a grade of C or better: MATH 113, MATH 114, MATH 213; MATH 203 or MATH 321; STAT 250 or STAT 344; and STAT 346 or MATH 351.


Accelerated Option Requirements

Students must complete all credits that satisfy requirements for the BS and MS programs, with 6 credits overlapping with grades of B or better in two 500-level STAT courses selected from STAT 544, STAT 554, and STAT 574.


Degree Conferral

Students must apply the semester before they expect to complete the BS requirements to have the BS degree conferred. In addition, at the beginning of the student's final undergraduate semester, students must complete a Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition form that is submitted to the Office of the University Registrar and the VSE Graduate Admissions Office. At the completion of MS requirements, a master's degree is conferred.


Useful Links:

Accelerated Masters Application, Instructions, and Guidelines
(https://volgenau.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/accelerated-masters-programs)

Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees (Academic Policies – Catalog)
(http://catalog.gmu.edu/content.php?catoid=25&navoid=4848#combined)