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Graduate Catalog 2007-08 
Graduate Catalog 2007-08 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Statistics

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Dr. Joshua Naranjo
See Statistics Department Office, 3306 Everett Tower

This program will give students a combination of knowledge of statistical techniques, experience with using these techniques in applied situations, and understanding of the theoretical principles behind these techniques. Students receive excellent training for professional employment in industry or government, and at the same time obtain sufficient theoretical background to qualify them to teach elementary statistics or to continue into more advanced degree programs. The student is encouraged to apply for an internship experience (STAT 7120) where it is expected that students will collaborate with professional statisticians in an actual work environment with real problems. A minimum of thirty-two hours is required, and the resulting degree is a Master of Science in Statistics.

Admission Requirements

For admission to this option, candidates must have completed an undergraduate program containing a substantial amount of mathematics, including a complete calculus sequence, a course in probability, a course in statistical methods, and a course in linear algebra. A complete undergraduate mathematics major is not required since the requirements in pure mathematics are not as extensive as in Option I.

Program Requirements

This option requires at least thirty-two hours of approved courses from the following groups:

Students who want to enter a Ph.D. program in Statistics are encouraged to take their electives from

3. Additional Course

Or an approved elective.

4. Pass the Department Graduate Exams in Statistics which cover material in:

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