SUBMATRICULATION IN MATHEMATICS
Submatriculation is an honors program at Penn for very strong undergraduates who would like to pursue a Masters degree at the same time that they pursue their Bachelors degree. In order to enter this program in Mathematics, students need to follow the steps listed below, including the submission of an application to the graduate program (item 6 on the list). As is the case with other graduate applications, this process is by no means automatic. For additional information about this process, the interested student should also read the SAS document on Submatriculation.
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM:Students are encouraged to begin the application process by the Fall semester of their junior year.
Before entering the program, students are ordinarily expected to have completed (or be finishing) two of the four courses Math 360-61 and Math 370-71 (or the equivalent), with an average grade of at least A-. Note that Math 508-09 and Math 502-03 are masters level versions of these courses; these 500 level versions can count toward the masters, but not the 300 level versions. So for students interested in submatriculating, it is better to take the 500 level versions of these courses rather than the 300 level versions.
The steps of the application process:
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE:The student must fulfill all of the requirements for a Masters degree (see the description of the The Masters Program). These requirements are:
For the course requirements as many as 4 (of the total of 8) credits can be counted towards both the Bachelors degree and the Masters degree. Graduate courses completed before admission to the submatriculation program can be applied towards the Masters degree with the approval of the SAS Graduate Office.
If the student chooses, the Masters degree may have a concentration in Applied Mathematics or a concentration in Computational Mathematics. To receive a concentration in applied mathematics or in computational mathematics both the Masters thesis and at least four of the courses taken for the Masters degree must be designated as being in that concentration. See the description of the Masters program for more details.
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