The Fast Track Program is designed to enable promising undergraduate students at Tennessee Tech to begin their pursuit of a Master's degree in Mathematics during their senior year at Tennessee Tech. Upon admission to the program, up to six (6) hours of graduate mathematics courses taken during the senior year can be used to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.
To be eligible, a student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.25 and have a "B" or better in all upper division Mathematics courses. Students who meet these minimum requirements may apply to the Mathematics Department for admission to the Fast Track program. The department's graduate committee will review the application and make a decision for approval.
The student must earn a grade of "B" or better in the graduate courses which are "double counted" to have the credit apply toward the Master's degree. In addition, the following classes are not eligible for Fast Track credit:
MATH 5010: Modern Algebra I
MATH 5110: Advanced Calculus I
MATH 5470: Probability and Statistics I
MATH 5530: Linear Algebra I
MATH 5510: Advanced Mathematics for Engineers
MATH 5610: History of Mathematics I
MATH 5620: History of Mathematics II
Participation in the Fast Track program does not guarantee admission to the Mathematics graduate program. The student must meet all requirements for admission to the graduate program upon graduation, and must complete a standard graduate application. However, students who complete the Fast Track program successfully will be given strong consideration for both admission and financial assistance in the graduate program.
Please contact Dr. Amy Chambers, Graduate Committee Chair, at AChambers@tntech.edu , or Dr. Michael Allen, Interim Chair, at MAllen@tntech.edu if you have any questions related to your background and its suitability for admission to this program.