Master of Science in Statistics

With this degree, you will be trained in both the theory and application of statistics in a specific math-related area of your choice. Examples of these areas could be in:

  • actuarial science
  • applied mathematics
  • applied statistics
  • environmental science
  • forestry

Admission requirements

For the MS program in statistics, you must have completed at least 23 credit hours of undergraduate mathematics and statistics coursework at the level of calculus and above with a grade of C or better, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average in these courses.

The 23 credit hours must include coursework in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, real analysis (advanced calculus), and either probability or mathematical statistics.

Degree details

This degree is offered under the comprehensive examination plan, meaning you must pass a comprehensive final exam conducted by your advisory committee.  See the program sheet for more degree details:

Current and recent program sheets

Program sheet 2009-Spring 2012 (pdf) 

If you have specific questions about our graduate programs, please e-mail the Graduate Coordinator.



To apply to the MS Statistics program, review the application process