Dec 10, 2018  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Applied Probability and Statistics

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At the time of admission each student is expected to have completed a standard three-course sequence in calculus and a course in elementary linear algebra. Courses equivalent to CSCI 230 and one from STAT 470 and STAT 473, must also have been completed. Any deficiencies should be removed at the beginning of the student’s program.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.


Complete at least 33 semester hours of graduate work, not more than 50 percent of which may be in courses numbered 500-599. At least 15 semester hours must be courses offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences and numbered 600 or above.

Follow a program of study approved by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Pass a comprehensive examination based upon his or her plan of study. Usually, a student pursuing full-time graduate study will be required to take the comprehensive examination within two academic years of admission to the Graduate School. A student who fails the examination may, with the permission of the department, repeat it once.

Course Requirements

With the consent of the department, a student may include STAT 699, Master’s Thesis, for 3 semester hours of credit, in the 33 semester hours required for a master’s degree.


Two additional courses as follows: (6)

  • One STAT course numbered above 600 (3).
  • One STAT course numbered 500 or above, or a graduate-level course that has been approved by the Division of Statistics (3).

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