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Students currently enrolled in a University of Michigan Ph.D. or Master's program outside of the Mathematics Department who have completed at least one term of coursework and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply for a Master's of Mathematics dual degree. (If you are interested in doing a dual degree with the Quantitative Finance & Risk Management Master's, visit the Quant Admissions FAQs page).
The Mathematics Dual Degree program has the following expectations:
- The Mathematics Department expects you to complete the Mathematics Master’s Degree either before or at the same time as the degree in your home department.
- The Dual Degree program should not take more than two academic years to complete.
- Usually only a grade of “B” or higher in a course is allowed to be counted towards the Mathematics Master’s degree. You are expected to achieve an average of “B+” or higher for the overall GPA of the courses counted towards your Math Master’s dual degree.
- Students must have any changes to their course plan approved by an advisor prior to taking any course(s) that are not on the original course plan.
If you are in the dual degree program, and you anticipate not being able to meet any of these expectations, you must contact the department via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students who fail to meet the above expectations may be discontinued from the Mathematics Master’s program.
Students who have just graduated from a graduate program are not eligible to apply for a dual degree program.
Applying for a Dual Degree
Applying to pursue a dual degree is a different application process than the online admissions system used for external applicants.
First, click on the program(s) you are interested in below and sketch possible course plans.
- General Math Master's - Sign up with Dr. Silas Alben here: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/AdvAppts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=MATH
- Applied Math Master's - Sign up with Dr. Silas Alben here: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/AdvAppts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=MATH
- Actuarial Math Master's - Email Dr. Kristen Moore at email@example.com
- Educational Math Master's - Email Dr. David Winter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Second, email or make an advising appointment with the corresponding advisor listed above to discuss your plans and verify that they will meet the requirements. Also, sign this Mathematics Master's Dual Degree Program Expectations Contract explained above and submit to the Mathematics Student Services Graduate Office in 2082 East Hall.
Third, when your coursework is mostly completed, fill out this Rackham Graduate School Dual/Joint Degree Election Form, make an appointment with the corresponding advisor to have it signed, and submit it to the Mathematics Student Services Graduate Office in 2082 East Hall.
Finally, go to this Rackham Current and Former Rackham Students webpage, scroll all the way to the bottom, and Apply to Add a Degree or Certificate. Rackham will then add an MS of Mathematics to your program.
Questions about the dual degree program should be directed to email@example.com.