Accelerated Master’s Option in Mathematics

Through CUNY’s policy of double counting graduate credits students within an Accelerated Masters Option, qualified students may complete both the master’s and bachelor’s degrees in fewer semesters. The Department of Mathematics offers an accelerated option in Mathematics.


Undergraduate students accepted to the Accelerated Mathematics MS program will be able to apply up to 12 credits of graduate courses in the mathematics department (any of our A-level and B-level graduate courses) to both their undergraduate Mathematics degree (BA or BS) and the Mathematics MS requirements. (Undergraduates pursuing Applied Mathematics BS and a Secondary School Education BA/BS degrees are not eligible for this program.)


To be admitted to the program, a student must have at least 60 credits and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Prospective students are further expected to

  1. be a current CUNY undergraduate student with a declared mathematics major,
  2. have a 3.3 minimum GPA in Mathematics courses at the 20000-level and above, and
  3. have received a grade of B or better in Math 32300: Advanced Calculus I or in a course deemed equivalent by the Mathematics Graduate Advisor(s).

Applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation from Mathematics faculty, a personal statement describing their mathematical interests and tentative post-degree plans. Applications can be submitted to the Mathematics Department Graduate Advisor(s).