Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics or Statistics Combined Degree

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Why Choose Combined Degrees?

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers three combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs that allow you to earn B.S. and M.S. degrees in as few as 5 years:

  • B.S.-M.S. Degree Program in Applied Mathematics
  • B.S.-M.S. Degree Program in Mathematics
  • B.S.-M.S. Degree Program in Applied Statistics


If you are interested in these programs, consult with the program advisors as early as possible to discuss your options and to design a plan of study that will best fit your situation and interests. The advisors are:


Don’t limit yourself to one career field! Wright State University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in mathematics and statistics will help you acquire the tools that will provide almost limitless employment options when you graduate.

Our mathematics and statistics graduates learn how to conduct research, solve problems, develop systems—skills that translate well into any career, including medicine and law. Your skills in quantitative analysis of complex problems and interpretation of data will open many doors.

Wright State graduates are already working in actuarial science, teaching, mathematical economics, statistics, finance, health science, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, research and systems analysis. Others have been accepted to graduate and professional schools. And the Dayton area includes plenty of businesses looking to hire Wright State graduates, including the Air Force Research Laboratory, Ball Aerospace, Infoscitex, Canary Consulting, Applied Optimization, Nationwide Insurance, and more.

Learn more about mathematics and statistics career paths and employers.

Real-World Experience

Hands-on experience is part of developing the analytical and quantitative skills you came to college to acquire. Our many business partners in the Dayton area mean you have access to top experts and facilities where you can apply your knowledge to real-world problems—and perhaps find your future career—during internships, co-ops, job shadowing, research, and other learning experiences.

Academics and Curriculum

In order to earn both the B.S. and M.S. degrees, students in the B.S./M.S. program must satisfy all coursework requirements for both degrees, and must successfully complete the M.S. degree written comprehensive examinations. While the B.S. degree requires 120 credit hours and the MS degree requires 30 credit hours, the combined program allows a maximum of 9 credit hours to be applied toward both B.S. and M.S. degree requirements.



To be accepted for a B.S.-M.S. program, an undergraduate student must satisfy the conditions of university policy for combined degree programs, which includes the following requirements:

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better
  • The permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to take graduate courses in the Department
  • An approved plan of study


Contact the graduate advisor (see above) for the program you are interested in to obtain a recommendation and fill out the necessary forms.