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2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
  Jul 13, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]


John Grego, Chair


Statistics plays a vital role in science, industry, business, and government. Competitive starting salaries and a promising job market make a career in statistics an excellent choice for those with mathematical talent, computer skills, and a desire to work with people. The Department of Statistics offers programs of study emphasizing a broad training in both applied and theoretical statistics, including statistical computing and the art of statistical consulting. The department houses the Statistical Laboratory, which offers statistical consulting services to clients throughout the University, government, and industry. The department offers programs of study leading to the Master of Science, Master of Applied Statistics, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. It also offers the Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Statistics. Courses for the C.A.S. and M.A.S. programs are available within 24 hours anywhere in the world via video streaming.


Requirements for admission to all graduate programs conform with general regulations of The Graduate School, including official test scores on the GRE, two letters of recommendation, and successful academic performance at an accredited baccalaureate institution. The GMAT is acceptable in lieu of the GRE for M.A.S. applicants. At least two semesters of calculus are prerequisite for admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs plus an additional semester of advanced calculus and a semester of linear algebra. Applicants for the M.A.S. program should have at least two semesters of calculus with a 3.0 GPA. Applicants for the M.S. and Ph.D. who have their materials in by January 15th are considered for financial support in the form of teaching or research assistantships.  For more details, contact the department or go to

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