The Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics Track M.S. 4+1 pathway allows students to complete course requirements for their bachelor’s degree while taking select graduate-level coursework during their undergraduate study. The PACM track is a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) affiliated program which means that it incorporates coursework in data science with communication strategies and project management classes and an internship experience.
Students apply for the program as a junior or senior. During their senior year students may take up to three graduate level courses and can apply for official admission into the Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics MS program. Students will be formally accepted into the Graduate School after verification of the completion of bachelor’s degree. The application fee is waived for 4+1 pathway students. Once officially accepted into the graduate program, graduate credit for graduate courses completed with a minimum grade of B will be applied to the graduate course of study.
Graduate courses can not count towards both undergraduate and graduate degree. You must complete all undergradute requirements not counting your graduate level courses.
Students can take the following classes while in the pathway:
(X = 0, 1, or 2)
The 4+1 pathway will save you time and money.
All graduate level courses taken as an undergraduate are paid at the undergraduate rate (compare current rates here). In addition, the $65 application fee for the program in waived.
As of 2020 this equals a tuition savings of $1,649! (in-state tuition)
For a full time student the PACM program takes 3 semesters and 1 summer to complete. By completing 1 semester worth of classes as an undergraduate in the 4+1 program you will graduate with your bachelor's and master's degrees in 5 years.
For more information on 4+1 and application instructions:
Application packets for the 4+1 pathway are available in the Mathematics Department. Please visit or call the department at (716) 878-5621 with questions or to make an appointment with a PACM 4+1 pathway adviser.
Buckham Hall A-238
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