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Statistics concentration

Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in statistics

Core course work:
STAT 513, 514*, 546, 642, 643 and 690

Additional course work:
At least six additional credit hours in courses selected from STAT 613, 623, 636, 645, 648, 649, 650, 675, 696 or 698, approved 691**, 736, 742, 744, 745 and approved 791**. The remaining six credit hours may be taken from the above list or in other disciplines with courses subject to the approval of the graduate director.

All students must pass two comprehensive examinations: statistical theory (covering STAT 513 and 514) and statistical application (covering STAT 546, 642 and 643). All students will be given two attempts to pass each exam.

* If a student previously received credit for one or both of these courses or their equivalent, then one or two of the other courses mentioned for this concentration must be taken as substitute(s) to satisfy the minimum requirement of 18 credits of course work in the concentration.

** Use of STAT 691 and STAT 791 to meet this requirement must be approved by the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research and the Graduate Affairs Committee of the department at the time the course is scheduled.



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