The Accelerated Master’s Platform (AMP) in Mathematics allows current OSU Mathematics majors to take graduate classes in Mathematics, apply those credits to their current undergraduate degree, and transfer them to a participating graduate program. Up to twelve graduate credits will count towards a bachelor's degree and transfer to the Mathematics Master's program. With careful planning, students could complete a master’s degree within 1 years of finishing their bachelor's degree.

Participating programs:

  • undergraduate: BS in Mathematics, and HBS (Honors BS in Mathematics)
  • graduate program: MS and MA in Mathematics

Applications and advising:

All successful applicants will have completed at least the junior core courses in mathematics and have an AMP adviser who is also their research mentor; see below for GPA and other requirements. Any Mathematics graduate faculty member can serve as AMP adviser.

The Chair of the Graduate Committee in Mathematics serves as AMP Coordinator.

Admission Requirements:

  1. An OSU GPA of at least 3.25.
  2. Junior status in an undergraduate degree program in mathematics. (Post-baccalaureate students are ineligible.)
  3. Completion (by the end of Spring term) of MTH 311, MTH 312, MTH 342, MTH 343 with a grade of at least A- in each course.
  4. A GPA of at least 3.75 in all upper-division mathematics courses.
  5. Three letters of reference, including one from a graduate faculty member in Mathematics who agrees to be the AMP advisor.
  6. Other documents and requirements as required by Graduate School, and in particular, a complete online application on the Graduate School website . The required documents include a statement of objectives, and a tentative plan of study.

Admission Process:

  • Student application deadline for the AMP: May 15. (This is for admission into AMP in Fall term).
  • Complete the online application via the Graduate School website.
  • Admission is competitive, not all of the applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be accepted.
  • Decision by June 15.

Timeline:

  • Junior year (the year you apply to AMP): complete required courses, find an adviser, and apply.
    • The candidate completes all admission requirements by the end of Spring term of their junior year. This includes a commitment from a member of the mathematics graduate faculty to serve as a mentor beginning with admission to the AMP and as a major professor through the masters degree program
    • Apply to AMP by May 15 of their junior year, with the decision by June 15
    • Candidates cannot serve as GTAs until after they completed their senior year
  • Senior year (first year in AMP): earn graduate credits (twelve credits can be transferred to your Master's program), and complete your BS degree. Start research.
    • By the end of the first week of Fall, the participant develops a course plan with the AMP adviser and obtains approval of the Undergraduate Head Adviser and Graduate Chair (or their delegates). Most course plans will include involvement in meaningful research starting in Fall term
    • The participant must maintain the GPA required by the Graduate School for AMP participants; see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/accelerated-masters-platform/advisor-i...
    • The participant takes at least three non-blanket graduate-level MTH courses (taken for a letter grade) that can be applied toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

      A highly recommended choice is at least two from the MS core courses: MTH 511, MTH 512, MTH 543, MTH 611. The participant must earn a grade of at least B in each course of the twelve credits applied to both the baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.

    • If the participant wants to be considered for a GTA for the second AMP year, the application is due by the deadline for graduate applications (currently January 1). GTA positions are not automatically granted for AMP participants.
  • Year 1 of graduate program:
    • Take graduate courses as required; transfer up to twelve credits towards your Master's degree

Frequently Asked Questions about AMP in Mathematics