This program offers students an opportunity to meet the full requirements of the BS and MS in a shorter time period than the separate degree programs. The students may complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics in four years and the Master’s degree in Statistics  the fifth year.

Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must be a UMKC undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of 60 cumulative credit hours.
  2. The applicant should complete the BS/MS application form and submit it to both the undergraduate ( and graduate advisors (
  3. The applicant must satisfactorily complete the following courses:
    1.  MATH 300 Linear Algebra I
    2. MATH 301 On Solid Ground: Sets and Proofs, or any 400-level class that hasMATH 301  as a prerequisite. For instance, MATH 410 , MATH 420 , or MATH 402
    3. STAT 436 Introduction To Mathematical Statistics I
  4. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required.
  5. A minimum GPA of 3.2 in Math/Stat courses is requred.

B.S. Degree Requirements (total of 33 credit hours)

As listed below, there are 24 credit hours required undergraduate courses.

MATH 210Calculus I4
MATH 220Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 300Linear Algebra I3
MATH 402Advanced Analysis I3
MATH 410Modern Algebra3
STAT 441Introduction To Mathematical Statistics II3
The student should also take at least 9 credit hours of Math or Stat elective courses at the 400 level or above.

M.S. Degree Requirements (total of 30 credit hours)

The following core courses are required for the completion of the M.S. degree:

STAT 5501Statistical Design Of Experiments3
STAT 5537Mathematical Statistics I3
STAT 5547Mathematical Statistics II3
STAT 5551Applied Statistical Analysis3
STAT 5565Regression Analysis3
STAT 5572Multivariate Analysis3
Also a total of 12 credit hours of Math of Stat elective courses at the 400 level or above must completed satisfactorily.

B.S./M.S. Degree Overlap (up to 9 credit hours)

Up to 9 credit hours of 400-level Math or Stat courses in the graduate degree can overlap with the courses taken towards satisfying the requirements for the undergraduate degree.