Baylor University
Department of Statistical Science
College of Arts & Sciences

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Master of Science (M.S.)

The Department's primary degree is the Doctor of Philosophy, and we encourage students to complete that degree. After two years in the program, however, students may choose to earn a Master of Science degree and move into corporate, government, or industrial careers. This degree requires completion of 33 graduate semester hours and successfully passing an oral examination. Students must also complete a 3 hour practicum, which may involve research data analysis or serving as a lab instructor or teaching assistant.

Statistics Core (12 hours)

  • STA 5380 Statistical Methods for Research
  • MTH 5381 Regression Analysis
  • STA 5353 Theory of Statistics III
  • STA 5384 Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • Practicum STA 5V85 (3 hours)

Elective Courses (18 hours)

The elective courses may include any statistics course or approved courses in mathematics (MTH), computer science (CSI), economics (ECO), quantitative business analysis (QBA), information systems (ISY), biology (BIO), or psychology (PSY). Note that STA 5V85 does not count as an elective course.