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 36 graduate semester hours and successfully passing an oral examination. As part of the 36 hours, students must complete a 3 hour practicum, which may involve research data analysis or serving as a lab instructor or teaching assistant.

Statistics Core (15 hours)

  • STA 5380 Methods in Statistics I
  • STA 5381 Methods in Statistics II
  • STA 5353 Theory of Statistics II 
  • STA 5383 Introduction to Multivariate Analysis
  • Practicum STA 5V85 (3 hours)

Elective Courses (21 hours)

The elective courses may include any approved 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.