Master’s Program in Statistics

The Master's Program in Statistics includes a thesis and non-thesis option. The course requirements for each option is listed below.

Thesis Option: (Passing scores on examinations covering material from ST 8533, ST 8603, ST 6543, ST 6573, and ST 8613 are required.)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ST 8533 Applied Probability 3
ST 8603 Applied Statistics 3
ST 6543 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I 3
ST 6573 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II 3
ST 8613 Linear Models 3
ST 8000 Thesis Research/Thesis in Statistics 6
ST XXXX Additional graduate-level coursework 15
Total Credit Hours   36

Non-Thesis Option: (Passing scores on examinations covering material from ST 8533, ST 8603, ST 6543, ST 6573, ST 8613, and a Master's project are required.)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ST 8533 Applied Probability 3
ST 8603 Applied Statistics 3
ST 6543 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I 3
ST 6573 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II 3
ST 8613 Linear Models 3
ST 8000 Directed Individual Study in Statistics 3
ST XXXX Additional graduate-level coursework 18
Total Credit Hours   36

Masters Committee

By the end of the second semester of graduate study, each student will select a major professor from the mathematics and statistics graduate faculty. The major professor, together with the student, will select a committee consisting of the major professor as chairperson and at least two graduate faculty members from the relevant area (mathematics or statistics). Depending upon the nature of the student's program, this committee may have members from outside the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. If the student declares a minor, then a graduate faculty member from the student's minor area of study will be a member of this committee.

The committee will approve the student's total program. Each student will either write a thesis or do a project, and his/her committee will determine the topic in each case. It will be the responsibility of the student's committee to ensure that the thesis is well written and that its mathematical or statistical content is appropriate. The student will be required to present and defend his/her thesis or make an oral presentation of his/her project to his/her committee and any other interested parties.