May 25, 2022
Kurt D. Cogswell, Department Head
Donald Vestal, Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall 209, Box 2225
The focus of the M.S. in Statistics program is the development of sophisticated statistical models and their implementation on high performance computing platforms. The curriculum features a balance of application, computation, and theory with particular emphasis in the areas of biostatistics/informatics and analytics. Areas of faculty and graduate student research activity include bioinformatics, biostatistics, business and financial analytics, forensic statistics, and general statistics. The program is particularly effective at preparing graduates to work in business, industry, or government as well as preparing students to continue on to the CSS Ph.D. or other Ph.D. program.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will understand mathematical or statistical models.
- Students will be able to construct and apply standard mathematical and statistical models.
- Students will be able to solve problems using appropriate software to implement the appropriate models.
- Students will be able to disseminate the results of their work to others.
- Students will be able to apply Argument Deconstruction in mathematics and statistics.
Course Delivery Format
Courses will typically be delivered in on-campus classrooms, with occasional courses offered online.
Facilities and Services
The department offices are located in Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering 209.
Student Support and Engagement Opportunities
The department has graduate research and teaching assistantships and fellowships are available for a number of qualified applicants.
Available Options for Graduate Degrees
|Master of Science
||Option A - Thesis
||30 Credit Hours
||Option B - Research/Design Paper
||32 Credit Hours
||Option C - Coursework Only
||35 Credit Hours
Select one of the following options
Option A - Thesis
- STAT 798 - Thesis (COM) Credits: 1-7 (5 credits required)
- Additional electives as needed to complete option requirements
Option B - Research/Design Paper
Option C - Coursework Only
Total Required Credits: 30 (Option A), 32 (Option B), 35 (Option C)
Additional Admission Requirements
GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 575 paper-based, 90-91 Internet-based
Students who are interested in an assistantship are strongly encouraged to submit letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s experience with teaching and research.
Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.
For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .