May 22, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics MS

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Program Requirements

Students must present 30 hours of course work (which are broken into 4 components as detailed below) and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above for the M.S. degree. At least 24 of these hours must consist of graduate level (numbered 5000 or higher) courses with the MATH prefix. The remaining 6 hours must be either MATH courses numbered 5000 or above or approved courses outside the department numbered 4000 or above.


Up to 9 semester hours of prior course work may be transferred in (subject to approval); these must be at the 5000 level or above with a B­ or better grade. Courses already applied toward another degree (graduate or undergraduate) cannot be used toward the M.S. degree in Statistics. Additionally, the following MATH courses will NOT count toward a graduate degree:  MATH 5010, 5012­5015, 5017, 5198, and 5830.


Following completion of course work, all students must complete a written project and pass a final oral exam.  The project is developed as a student-centered independent research component within MATH 5960 unless the student has chosen the thesis option. For students choosing the thesis option, 4 to 6 hours (of the 30 required hours) may be devoted to the writing of a thesis through MATH 5950. By graduate school rules, Master’s students, whether enrolled full-time or part-time, must complete all degree requirements within 7 years of matriculation.

Course Requirements for the M.S. Degree in Statistics

The M.S. degree in Statistics consists of 4 components: 1) core courses, 2) statistics electives, 3) other electives, and 4) MATH5960 (Master’s project) or MATH5950 (Master’s thesis).

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