Accelerated Master’s Degree Program

The Accelerated Master’s Degree Program is a pathway for Statistics and Data Science undergraduate students to complete the Master of Applied Statistics degree immediately after completion of their bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of the undergraduate prerequisites (listed below) prepares students to be admitted into the M.A.S. program, which can be completed in 11 months.

Learn more about accelerated master’s degree programs.

Admission Requirements

Current undergraduate Statistics and Data Science majors may apply to the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program when the following conditions have been met:

  • Students must meet wit the Graduate Coordinator to review the requirements and expectations to ensure they can complete the program.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher and at least a B in in the following courses:
    • STAT 341
    • STAT 342
    • MATH 156
    • MATH 256
    • MATH 369 (or DSCI 369)
  • Meet with the undergraduate advisor to discuss a degree completion plan.

Students are admitted to the AMDP after they have applied and met the criteria. Admitted undergraduate students are guaranteed conditional admission to the Master’s of Applied Statistics Program.

After students receive permission to pursue the BS/M.A.S. accelerated master’s degree program, they must complete a Graduate School application. Students complete the Grad School application for the MAS during their final year of the bachelor’s degree program. Graduate applications will not be accepted earlier than one-year prior to starting the graduate program.

Students may enroll in up to nine credits of 500-level regular course work of the graduate program as undergraduates, while paying the undergraduate tuition rate. These credits will be counted toward the undergraduate degree. Regular, 500-level courses with grades of B or better will be transferred and double-counted toward the graduate degree, as courses taken prior to final admission to the graduate program.


Contact Ben Prytherch (Undergraduate Advisor) at