Jun 21, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
2021/2022 University Catalog

Statistics, M.S.

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(Major Code: 17021) (SIMS Code: 776369)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the students must meet the following program requirements:

The student should have completed before entering the program the following undergraduate coursework: three semesters of calculus, one semester of linear algebra, and two semesters of calculus-based probability theory courses. The student should also have working knowledge of a programming language before entering the program. Students lacking some of the above undergraduate coursework may be admitted conditionally and may make up this coursework during the first year of the program (these courses will not be counted toward the degree course requirements).

The student must complete a minimum of 33 units of coursework as described below. Upon entry to the program, the student will be assigned to a graduate adviser in statistics. Thereafter, the adviser will meet with the student each semester and discuss his or her academic program. A program of study must be approved by the graduate adviser in statistics.

1. Core Statistics Courses

Complete STAT 610 , STAT 670A , STAT 670B  with no grade less than B in each course. These are core statistics courses.

3. Three Additional Units

Complete three additional units of graduate level or approved 500-level statistics courses, not including

4. Three Additional Units

Complete three additional units of graduate level or approved 500-level courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, not including

5. Approved Electives

Complete three units of approved electives.

6. Complete One Unit of

7. Complete Two Units of

8. Thesis Option (Plan A)

The thesis option (Plan A) requires approval of the graduate adviser and the statistics division faculty member who will chair the thesis committee. Students who choose Plan A must include STAT 799A  in the 33-unit program and are required to pass a final oral examination on the thesis, open to the public.

9. Plan B

In other cases, Plan B will be followed. Students who choose Plan B are required to complete three additional units of 600- and 700-numbered statistics courses, not including STAT 799A , and pass a comprehensive written examination. Policy and procedures for the Plan B examination are documented and available from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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