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Master of Science Degree

Please note that we are not currently accepting new applications for the MS program. Please refer to the options of the Master of Statistics Program.

Required Coursework

The course work requirements for a Master of Science degree are the same as those for the Master of Statistics degree, except that six credit hours of research (ST 695) are required in place of six credit hours of electives. As a part of ST 695, the student must write a thesis. The thesis should describe an original methodological or theoretical development in statistics or the application of existing methodology to an unusual problem, and be of a standard that would warrant publication in a scientific journal. It must be approved by all members of the student's graduate advisory committee and the Graduate School. The course work requirements for a Master of Science with any of the concentrations is the same as those for master's degrees with the corresponding concentrations, except that six credit hours of research (ST 695) are required in place of six credit hours of electives.

All questions regarding the graduate program should be directed to Graduate Services.



Additional notes on Examinations

During the final oral exam, the student may be asked to present the results from his/her thesis.



Additional Required Documents

The documents required for a Master of Science are identical to those required for a Master of Statistics degree. In addition, the student is responsible for submitting the thesis in final form, as approved by the student's advisory committee, to the Graduate School. It must be approved by the Graduate School before November 6, for the Fall graduation, and by March 30, for the Spring graduation.