Master of Science in Statistics

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses


Program Description

The Master of Science in Statistics is a thirty-seven hour program designed to produce professionally competent statisticians who will be able to accept positions in business, industry and public service. The degree also provides the academic foundations needed to pursue doctoral studies. The program may be completed with or without a thesis.


Admissions

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in Statistics must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
  4. Official GRE scores
  5. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)
  6. Three letters of recommendation 

An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred for admission into the Statistics program. However, GPA and GRE scores do not constitute the primary criteria for admission. Based on a review of an applicant's undergraduate transcript, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may require completion of undergraduate stem courses as a condition for admission.


Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of thirty-seven hours of graduate credit. An oral comprehensive examination is administered by the advisory committee for each degree candidate. The oral examination must be scheduled with the Graduate Advisor at least three weeks in advance.  Students must be enrolled the semester in which they take the comprehensive examination. Requirements specified in the degree plan are subject to minor modification by the department. Also, to ensure a balanced program, all electives must be approved by the graduate advisor or an authorized representative of the graduate Statistics faculty.

Plan 1 - MS in Statistics (Thesis)

Master of Science (MS) in Statistics (Thesis)
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (16 credit hours)
Choose all from:
STAT 5111 Software for Statistical Sciences 1
STAT 5333 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3
STAT 5361 Theory and Applications of Probability 3
STAT 5362 Theory and Applications of Statistics 3
STAT 5364 Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis 3
STAT 5368 Regression Modeling and Analysis 3
Electives (15 credit hours)
Choose five from:
STAT 5360 Special Topics in Statistics 3
STAT 5365 Linear Statistical Models 3
STAT 5366 Sampling Methods 3
STAT 5367 Reliability Analysis and Quality Control 3
STAT 5369 Statistical Computing and Consulting 3
STAT 5370 Nonparametric Statistics 3
STAT 6366 Applied Bayesian Analysis 3
STAT 6375 Biostatistics 3
STAT 6376 Time Series Analysis 3
MATH 5360 Special Topics in Mathematics 3
MATH 6368 Numerical Linear Algebra 3
Thesis (6 credit hours)
Choose all from
STAT 6099 Research and Thesis 3
STAT 6398 Research and Thesis 3
Total 37

Plan 2 - MS in Statistics (Non-thesis)

Master of Science (MS) in Statistics (Non-thesis)
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (19 credit hours)
Choose all from:
STAT 5111 Software for Statistical Sciences 1
STAT 5333 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3
STAT 5360 Special Topics in Statistics 3
STAT 5361 Theory and Applications of Probability 3
STAT 5362 Theory and Applications of Statistics 3
STAT 5364 Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis 3
STAT 5368 Regression Modeling and Analysis 3
Electives (18 credit hours)
Choose six from:
STAT 5365 Linear Statistical Models 3
STAT 5366 Sampling Methods 3
STAT 5367 Reliability Analysis and Quality Control 3
STAT 5369 Statistical Computing and Consulting 3
STAT 5370 Nonparametric Statistics 3
STAT 6366 Applied Bayesian Analysis 3
STAT 6375 Biostatistics 3
STAT 6376 Time Series Analysis 3
MATH 5360 Special Topics in Mathematics 3
MATH 5370 Fourier Analysis and Applications 3
MATH 6373 Applied Analysis 3
MATH 6394 Scientific Computation 3
MATH 6368 Numerical Linear Algebra 3
Total 37

Courses

Statistics (STAT)
Mathematics (MATH)

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