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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics, M.S.

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The plan in Statistics leads to a Master of Science degree. This plan emphasizes statistical methods, statistical computing and data-analytic skills in two specializations: Applied Statistics and Big Data Analytics. It is suitable for students with an undergraduate background in mathematics, engineering, sciences or any background with solid mathematics and who wants to pursue a career as a statistician or a data scientist. Applicants will be considered if their preparation includes an adequate number of mathematics credits. In some cases, additional preparatory courses may be required.

Degree Requirements

Core Requirements (15 hours)

Statistics Core Requirements (15 hours)

The following five courses or their approved substitutes are required:

Applied Statistics Specialization (15 hours)

Thesis Option (15 hours)

Additional Information

Students take STAT 6939  for 6 credit hours, and 6 credit hours of 5000-6000 level approved electives.

Capstone Project (15 hours)

6 credit hours of 5000 - 6000 level of approved electives.
Additional Information

Students take STAT 6837 /STAT 6838  for 6 credit hours during the last 15 hours of course work.

Big Data Analytics Specialization (15 hours)

Capstone Project (15 hours)

3 credit hours of STAT 6838 , 3 credit hours of STAT 5537  or STAT 5634 , and 9 credit hours from the following list.

Additional Information

This specialization requires knowledge of Python programming and a database course such as CSCI 4333 - Design of Database Systems . Please note: CSCI 4333  has prerequisites that must also be completed.

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