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.
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.