The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers four combined bachelor’s + master’s options to undergraduate students who have achieved a high level of academic success and who are interested in earning both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in an accelerated period. Most students complete the combined degree program in as few as five years.
Students may apply for entry into a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program during their junior year of study, and if accepted, can then take up to three graduate courses during their senior year. Those three courses then count toward both the bachelor’s degree and the master's degree.
Students in a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program must apply for undergraduate degree conferral in anticipation of their fourth year of undergraduate study. Once students earn their undergraduate degree from DePaul, they then matriculate as a graduate student and complete the remaining required courses for their master's degree.
Typical Graduate Course Load for Combined Degree Program Students
- Fourth/Senior year
- Autumn: One graduate course
- Winter: One graduate course
- Spring: One graduate course (student completes undergraduate degree requirements and matriculates as a graduate student for Autumn Quarter)
- Fifth/Graduate year
- Autumn: Three graduate courses
- Winter: Three graduate courses
- Spring: Three graduate courses
Double Demon Discount
Alumni from any of DePaul’s colleges who are admitted into a graduate degree program in the College of Science and Health automatically qualify for the Double Demon Discount. Combined degree program students are also eligible. This scholarship covers 25% of the tuition for a master’s degree in the College of Science and Health. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible. No scholarship application is required; all alumni admitted to these programs qualify. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at GradDePaul@depaul.edu or (773) 325-7315.
The Double Demon Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other DePaul Scholarships, waivers, or awards. DePaul University employees are eligible for other employee tuition benefits through the university, and hence are not eligible for the Double Demon Discount.