Mathematics and Computer Science Accelerated Program

BA Mathematics + MS Computer Science Accelerated Dual Degree Program Overview

This accelerated dual degree program combines the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics degree with the Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science program to offer math majors the opportunity to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science in just five years, one year after completing the bachelor’s program.

Math is a natural pairing for computer scientists since it lies at the heart of so many technologies. Coding, algorithms, data structure, and software development use mathematical principles to function, and their advancements rely on the kind of quantitative reasoning and critical thinking that a math major provides. In the accelerated BA/MS in Mathematics and Computer Science program, students can build upon their foundation in mathematics to deepen their understanding of advanced and specialized computer science concepts. 

With a hands-on curriculum, exciting internship opportunities in New York City, and faculty mentorship, students graduate ready for today’s competitive job market. Given their specialized skills, they can set their sights on advanced roles with increased salary potential. 

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The accelerated dual degree in mathematics and computer science trains you to apply advanced mathematics to real-world applications, including programming, data structures, and other subfields of computer science. Coursework develops analytical skills and problem-solving through abstract thinking, data analysis, logic, and teamwork. Opportunities for experiential learning include internships, clubs, and a master’s capstone project. 

The 4+1 program shortens the time frame for a master's degree while reducing its overall costs. Since you take up to 12 graduate credits as dual credits for the bachelor’s program, your undergraduate financial aid package covers tuition for those courses. 

The first three years of your studies are dedicated to foundational undergraduate math courses. In your fourth year, you can start completing your master’s requirements. The Center for Career Development is a supportive resource throughout, connecting you to quality internships as a student and later supercharging your job search to find opportunities in New York, Westchester County, or across the country. 


Years One-Three: Begin your journey as a math major, completing undergraduate coursework in preparation for taking on graduate-level computer science education.

Year Four: Upon consulting with academic advisors and earning prerequisite course credits in math, begin taking coursework toward the MS in Computer Science degree.

Year Five: Having completed bachelor’s coursework and begun master’s coursework, finish your Master of Science in Computer Science and graduate with an advanced degree in one additional year.


The 4+1 dual degree program in mathematics and computer science prepares you for the job market by providing graduate training and a strong foundation in dynamic mathematics for today's landscape.

Explore Manhattanville’s 4+1 programs and view more pathways to the MS in Computer Science for undergraduates at Manhattanville.


As an undergraduate student, general education requirements equip you with the necessary research, writing, and critical thinking skills for any field. The rigorous math curriculum covers core concepts in calculus, statistics, geometry, number theory, and discrete structures. Electives allow you to immerse yourself in computer science-related topics like computer programming, computer systems, and programming languages. 

Master’s courses further professionalize your knowledge through coursework in algorithms, cybersecurity, database design, computer networks, and other specializations. The final capstone project is an opportunity to apply the skills you learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios. 


Requirements for the accelerated 4+1 BA in Mathematics + MS in Computer Science include:

  • 12 core major courses and BA requirements (120 credits)
  • Nine graduate courses plus capstone computer science practicum (30 credits)


Complete 12 of 30 graduate credits while an undergraduate, accelerating your career timeline and finishing with the full Master of Science in Computer Science degree in one extra year after completing the Bachelor of Arts requirements.


The future looks bright for students interested in careers that combine math and computer science. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in math-related fields to grow much faster than the average for all other occupations — 30% through 2032. In part, this is a reflection of the importance of technology in virtually every industry, including business and healthcare.

Computer science is another fast-growing field, with many roles requiring a master’s degree. Even for those who are preparing for entry-level roles, an MS in Computer Science can open the doors to advancement and increase your salary potential. 

Some of the job titles for graduates of an accelerated dual degree program in math and computer science include:

  • AI Researcher
  • Blockchain Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Research Scientist
  • Cryptologist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Software Engineer


Salaries With a Combined BA and MS in Mathematics and Computer Science

Salaries for math and computer science careers are already some of the most competitive in today’s economy, but their potential increases even more with a master’s degree. While the median wage in 2022 for mathematicians was $112,110, for computer scientists, it was $136,620. As graduates gain work experience and specialize their skills further, their salaries are usually higher. 

Some possible salary outcomes include: 

Full time:

Jon Munson

Mia Heissan

Mirela Djordjevic


Part time:

Freddy Santiago

Susmita Kha


Manhattanville offers several accelerated computer science programs for students interested in the field. Each of these pathways is flexible enough to accommodate focused study and experience in one of the discipline’s subfields. Choose the best option for your professional goals: 

If you are interested in education, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Computer Science Education prepares you for initial teaching certification in New York State.

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Admission to the Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Program

The bachelor’s and master’s in mathematics and computer science give you a competitive edge in any industry — tech, healthcare, finance, business, government, and much more. 

Start your path by applying to the undergraduate program in math. After you complete at least 75 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.3, you can apply to the Master of Science in Computer Science. You need at least one letter of recommendation from a Manhattanville faculty member to submit your application. Connect with an advisor to prepare a plan of study for the dual degree program. Once you are accepted into the program, you can start taking graduate courses in your fourth year of college. 

Review Manhattanville Undergraduate Admissions and contact the admissions team with any questions. 


Accelerated Mathematics and Computer Science Program Financial Aid

Choosing a 4+1 program can save you money in the long run — your undergraduate financial aid package covers up to 12 credits of graduate coursework, reducing the overall cost of Manhattanville tuition. Connect with one of our financial aid offers to find out more. 

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Apply to the 4+1 BA in Mathematics + MS in Computer Science Program

The 4+1 BA in Mathematics + MS in Computer Science degree program at Manhattanville University catapults your career with hands-on courses, experiential learning projects, and the professional benefits of being a train ride away from New York City. 

Earn two in-demand degrees in only five years and set your sights on advanced math and computer science careers. With the specialized knowledge you gain in the program, you can achieve those professional goals in a shorter time frame — and save some money in return. 

Find out more about the 4+1 pathway, visit our campus, or apply to Manhattanville University today.