The Statistics program accommodates students desiring an applied background for a career in government and industry as well as students desiring a more theoretical background for further graduate studies.
The Master of Science in Statistics degree is available in both a thesis (recommended) and a non-thesis option. For students electing the thesis option, the program requires 24 hours of acceptable course work and 6 hours of credit for the thesis. For students not electing to write a thesis, 36 hours of acceptable coursework, including Statistics 5396, are required. Students must enroll in Statistics 5195 each semester of residence. Comprehensive written exams are required of all students. Students who write a thesis may have a portion of the comprehensive examination waived.
- An official transcript, with the four-year baccalaureate degree posted, from the degree-granting institution and copies of transcripts for all other relevant upper-division and graduate work at accredited U.S. institutions or equivalent work and degrees at foreign institutions.
- Statement of Purpose
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
For graduates from institutions outside the United States where English is not the first language, the graduate school requires a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please consult graduate school website for required scores,
Required Credits: 31-37
|MS in Statistics (All courses require a grade of C or better)|
|MATH 4326||Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 5321||Principles of Analysis||3|
|STAT 5195||Graduate Seminar||1|
|STAT 5380||Mathematical Statistics I||3|
|STAT 5381||Mathematical Statistics II||3|
|STAT 5385||Statistics in Research||3|
|STAT 5388||Multivariate Data Analysis||3|
|Select a thesis or non-thesis option:||12-18|
|Plus 6 more hours from Electives list below.|
|Plus 15 additional hours from Electives list below.|
|Applied Experimental Design|
|Categorical Data Analysis|
|Time Series Analysis|
|Intro to Statistical Analysis|
|Introduction to Data Mining|
|Statistical Data Mining|