Statistics Accelerated Graduate Pathway

Program Type
Accelerated Graduate Pathway
Leads to Master of Science (MS)
Mode of Study
Pathway: Varies by major

Pathway Highlights

  • Complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years — rather than the usual six.
  • Take advantage of a time-saving & cost-saving pathway for highly motivated undergraduate students looking ahead to graduate school.
  • Save up to 6 credits worth of undergraduate fees, tuition, and expenses.
  • Select from numerous eligible majors in the areas of mathematics, engineering, or science to be eligible for this pathway.
  • Study with faculty representing a broad range of diverse expertise who are dedicated to helping you succeed.
  • Begin a leadership role sooner with both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hand.
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How the pathway works

During your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll begin taking graduate-level Statistics courses — if you meet the prerequisites. The graduate-level courses will satisfy credit requirements for your undergraduate major as well as the first year of the Statistics graduate program.

Eligible majors

To enroll in this pathway, you’ll select one of the majors below.

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Program requirements

To satisfy credit requirements for both your undergraduate major and your future Statistics master’s degree program, you’ll be required to earn a grade of C or higher in specific courses and to maintain a GPA of at least 2.75.

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Automatic admission to graduate school

If you meet undergraduate progress standards, the graduate application and requirements will be waived and you will be automatically admitted to the Statistics MS program.

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About our Statistics MS program

Develop a broad knowledge of the concepts and practice of statistics and related fields. You can choose to concentrate in Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, or Operations Research and Applied Mathematics.

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Frequently asked questions

Our Accelerated Graduate Pathways offer highly motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study while completing their bachelor’s degree.

Next steps

Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.

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Please note: Current USM students should contact your Academic Advisor to learn more about how the pathway can work with your current academic progress. This pathway is most beneficial when you declare it as early as possible in your undergraduate studies.