The Master of Science degree in Statistics combines theory and application. Our program emphasizes rigorous coursework in probability and mathematical statistics in addition to training in data analysis and computational methods. Graduates from the M.S. program may either directly enter the workforce as junior level statisticians or continue their studies in pursuit of a more advanced degree.
Course prerequisites include the equivalent of MATH 6070 Intro To Probability (3 c.h.), MATH 6080 Intro to Statistical Inference (3 c.h.) and MATH 6090 Linear Algebra (3 c.h.). Enrollment in prerequisites does not provide credit towards the M.S. degree.
|MATH 7150||Probability Theory I||3|
|MATH 6020/7240||Mathematical Statistics||3|
|MATH 6040/7260||Linear Models||3|
|Select six courses from the Optional List 1||18|
|Total Credit Hours||27|
The student must have an advisor from the Probability and Statistics faculty. Other courses not listed may be substituted with the approval of the student advisor and the Graduate Studies Committee. Credits may be transferred from other departments or institutions with the approval of the student advisor and the Graduate Studies Committee.
A four-hour written examination to be taken upon completion of the core course work, with topics drawn from probability, linear models, and statistics. The student is given two chances to pass this exam. The Ph.D. Qualifying examination in Statistics can be substituted for the Masters exam.
|MATH 6030/7030||Stochastic Processes||3|
|MATH 6280||Information Theory||3|
|MATH 6370/7370||Time Series Analysis||3|
|MATH 7360||Data Analysis||3|
|MATH 7550||Probability Theory II||3|
|MATH 7570||Scientific Computatn II||3|
|MATH 7210||Analysis I||3|
|Biostatistics/Bioinformatics courses at the 7000 level or above (with approval)|
|MATH 7980||Reading and Research 1||1-9|
MATH 7980 Reading and Research (1-9 c.h.) consists of a semester-long project completed under the supervision of a faculty member from the Mathematics Department, generally completed during the final semester of study.
There is no thesis option for the M.S. in Statistics.