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Mathematics BS/MA Combined Degree Program


This Combined Degree program enables students to complete their bachelors and masters in mathematics in an accelerated fashion, in as little as five years.  When qualified Brockport undergraduate math majors are admitted to this combined degree program, they may take up to 12 graduate credits of coursework in mathematics, all at the undergraduate tuition rate. These credits may apply to undergraduate and graduate degree requirements simultaneously. Upon finishing all undergraduate degree requirements and graduating in good academic standing in the combined degree program, students matriculate directly into the master of arts in mathematics program.

Admission to the Program

Admission to this highly selective combined degree program is restricted to undergraduate math majors at Brockport who have:

  • successfully completed 54 undergraduate credits
  • a GPA of 3.25 for all courses taken in the mathematics major
  • an cumulative Brockport GPA of 3.25
  • a grade of "B" or better in these two courses:
    • MTH 425 Modern Algebra
    • MTH 457 Real Analysis

Qualified students interested in this combined degree program should speak with their undergraduate faculty advisor before submitting the online application to the Graduate School. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by April 15 for summer or fall admission and by November 15 for spring admission.

Applications include:

  • general personal information
  • one-page statement of interest
  • two letters of recommendation

Program Requirements

Taking Graduate Classes as a Combined Degree Student

Once admitted to this combined degree program, undergraduate students can take up to 12 graduate credits of coursework in mathematics at the undergraduate tuition rate.  These graduate credits can satisfy the general credit requirement for the undergraduate degree. These credits can fulfill requirements for the master of arts in mathematics once students matriculate into that program.

When combined degree students have fulfilled all requirements for their math major and their undergraduate degree, they may no longer take graduate courses at undergraduate tuition rate. Furthermore, no more than 12 graduate credits taken as undergraduates at Brockport can transfer into their graduate degree program and fulfill its course requirements.

Maintaining Good Academic Standing in the Program

Combined degree students must maintain an overall 3.25 GPA, and a 3.25 GPA for all courses in the program to remain in good academic standing.

Students who are dismissed or choose to dematriculate from the combined degree program, can complete outstanding requirements for the undergraduate math major and degree. If such a student subsequently applies for the graduate program, those credits may be transferred to fulfill graduate degree requirements at departmental descretion.

Matriculation into the Graduate Program

When undergraduate students in good academic standing in this combined degree program graduate from Brockport, they automatically matriculate into the master of arts in mathematics program.  All Brockport graduate academic policies will then apply to them.

Department of Mathematics

Department Chair: Sanford Miller
Location: Brown 207
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Phone: (585) 395-2036
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Faculty & Staff

John M Anfuso MBA
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)

Seher M Aydogan Ph.D
(Istanbul University)
Visiting Associate Professor

Susan Bateman MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Douglas Benedict MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Joshua Brodersen MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Melissa Browne MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Laura L Chapman
Secretary 1

Joseph Currier BA
(Daemen College)
Graduate Assistant

Patricia Doyle MED
(Medaille College)
Adjunct Lecturer

John Gentile MS
(University Of Rochester)
Adjunct Lecturer

Barry L Jones MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Dawn M Jones Ph.D
(Western Michigan University)
Associate Professor

Diana C Kelkenberg MS
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State Universit)
Graduate Assistant

Margaret Little MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Bernard LoBracco MS
(University Of Virginia-Main Campus)

Doeller Mark BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Graduate Assistant

Faustin Mbama MA
(Universite de Paris)
Graduate Assistant

Sanford S Miller Ph.D
(University Of Kentucky)
Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair

Jason R Morris Ph.D
(University Of Pittsburgh-Main Campus)
Associate Professor

Gabriel T Prajitura Ph.D
(The University Of Tennessee)

Anthony Rainero BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Graduate Assistant

Nathan Reff Ph.D
(SUNY At Binghamton)
Assistant Professor

Katherine G Rosati MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Annastasia M Schoettler MS
(University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Howard J Skogman Ph.D
(University Of California-San Diego)
Associate Professor

Rebecca N Smith Ph.D
(University Of Florida)
Associate Professor

Pierangela Veneziani Ph.D
(Rutgers The State University Central Office)
Associate Professor

Stephanie Wisnowski MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Hong Yin Ph.D
(Louisiana State University + Agricultural + Mechan)
Assistant Professor

Tasneem Zaihra Ph.D
(University of Windsor)
Assistant Professor

Ruhan Zhao Ph.D
(University of Eastern Finland)
Associate Professor