Concentration: Applied Statistics.
The Master of Science degree student should have taken introductory statistics, linear algebra and a calculus sequence including multivariable calculus. Promising students lacking an adequate undergraduate background may be admitted to the graduate program but are required to remove undergraduate deficiencies.
Plan I: 26 credit hours and 6 credit hours of thesis (thesis option), or
Plan II: 32 credit hours (non-thesis option).
There is no minor requirement. At least 18 credit hours (Plan I) or 24 credit hours (Plan II) of the program must be in the department. Knowledge of a foreign language is not required. The following courses are required for all students: STAT 561, 540, 545, and 553. Students must take a minimum of 14 elective credit hours for Plan I or 20 elective credit hours for Plan II. These courses are approved by the student’s faculty advisor. Students planning to pursue a Ph.D. should elect Plan II and are encouraged to include MATH 510, 563, and STAT 546 in their program.
NOTE: MATH 501 and 502 cannot be counted toward credit hours needed for graduate degrees in Mathematics or Statistics.
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve or direct solutions to problems in various fields by mathematical methods. A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required. However, many employers also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).