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Mathematics & Statistics | Statistics MS

Statistics MS Degree Requirements

  • 30–33 credit hours of approved graduate work 
  • Tool of research: proficiency in French, German, Russian, an approved computer language, or an approved analytical skill such as numerical, complex, or real analysis
  • Written comprehensive examination
  • Thesis option: Mathematical Statistics 
  • Nonthesis option: Applied Statistics: Statistical Theory and Applications  
  • Research requirement: 
  • Thesis option: STAT-797 Master’s Thesis Research in Statistics (3–6) requiring a formal written thesis with an oral defense 
  • Nonthesis option: STAT-691 Internship (3) and STAT-798 Statistical Research and Consulting (3) with required oral and written presentation of the research work
  • All course work for the thesis or nonthesis option must be completed with grades of B or better. 

Course Requirements

  • STAT-515 Regression (3) 
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis (3) 
  • STAT-525 Statistical Software (3) 
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I (3) 
  • STAT-531 Mathematical Statistics II (3) 
  • STAT-616 Generalized Linear Models (3) 
  • STAT-691 Internship in Statistics (3) 

Thesis option

  • STAT-797 Master’s Thesis Research (3-6) 
  • Two additional graduate courses in mathematics or statistical theory 

Nonthesis option

  • STAT-510 Survey Sampling (3) 
  • STAT-798 Statistical Research and Consulting (1) (taken at least three times) 
  • Two additional graduate courses in statistical theory, methods, and applications, including approved related courses offered by other departments