The core requirements for an MS in Statistics are:
■ Thirty semester hours of
credits, which is broken into 4 components:
Component 1 requires for four core courses: MATH
5310 - Probability, MATH 5320 - Introduction
to Mathematical Statistics, MATH 5387 - Applied Regression Analysis,
6330 - Workshop in Statistical Consulting.
Component 2 requires three statistics electives from
the following courses: MATH 5394 - Experimental Designs, MATH 6376 -
Statistical Computing, MATH 6380 - Stochastic Processes, MATH 6384 - Spatial
and Functional Data Analysis, MATH 6388 - Advanced Statistical Methods for
Research, MATH 7393 - Bayesian Statistics, MATH 7384 - Mathematical
Probability, and MATH 7826 - Topics in Probability and Statistics.
Additional courses may be used with prior approval from the student's advisor
and the Director of Programs in Statistics.
Component 3 requires two other electives. Any
MATH course applicable to a graduate degree in Applied Mathematics is suitable
for this purpose. Students continuing into the PhD program in Applied
Mathematics are strongly encouraged
to take MATH 5718 (Applied Linear Algebra)
and either MATH 5070 (Applied Analysis) or MATH 6131 (Real Analysis).
Component 4 requires the student to complete a
student-centered Independent Research Project and pass a final
oral exam. The research project is either a Master’s Project or a
Master’s Thesis. Students completing a Master’s Project should enroll in
MATH 5960. Students completing a Master’s Thesis should enroll in MATH
At most six hours of the Statistics or
Other Electives may be in courses outside the Department of Mathematical and
Statistical Sciences at the 4000 level
or above, if prior approval is given by
the student's advisor, the Director of the Program in Statistics, and the
Graduate Committee. However, courses taken at other universities must be at the
5000 level or above, by graduate school rules.
■ The overall grade point average
must be 3.0 or higher.
■ Grades below a B- do not count
towards any graduate degree (but they do contribute
to the overall GPA).
■ The following courses will not
count toward the MS in Statistics: MATH 5000-5010,
MATH 5012-5015, MATH 5017,
MATH 5198, MATH 5250 and MATH 5830.
■ By graduate school rules,
Master's degree students have five years from the date of
admission to complete
all degree requirements.
Subject to approval by the Director of the Programs in Statistics and the Graduate Committee, students with prerequisite deficiencies may be admitted with the understanding that those deficiencies must be removed after admission. Courses taken to fulfill admission deficiencies may not be counted toward the graduate degree.