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Department of Mathematical Sciences

MA Statistics: Curriculum

The program requires courses specific to the area of statistics, and the student is required to finish ten 4-credit courses and two 1-credit capstone seminars for a total of 42 credits. An exit exam or final thesis is not required.

Sample Schedule

Fall 1st Year (12 credits) Spring 1st Year (12 credits)
Math 501 (4)
Math 530 (4)
Math 531 (4)
Math 502 (4)
Math 532 (4)
Math 570 (4)
Fall 2nd Year (9 credits) Spring 2nd Year (9 credits)
Elective #1 (4)
Elective #2 (4)
Math 540 (1)
Elective #3 (4)
Elective #4 (4)
Math 541 (1)

Grade Requirements

In addition to the course requirements (24 credits from 6 core courses, 16 credits from 4 elective courses, and 2 credits from 2 capstone seminars), the student must maintain at least a B average (GPA 3.0) in these courses and have a minimum grade not lower than B– in these courses. In addition, the student must have a minimum grade not lower than B in the two capstone seminars.

Course Catalog

Core Courses (24 credits)

Course number

Title

Credits

Semester

Math 501

Probability

4

1F

Math 502

Statistical Inference

4

1S

Math 530

Linear Algebra
for Statisticians

4

1F

Math 531

Regression (I)

4

1F

Math 532

Regression (II)

4

1S

Math 570

Applied Multivariate Analysis

4

1S

Elective Courses (16 credits from any 4 courses below)

Course number

Title

Credits

Semester

Math 534

Data Analysis

4

2*

Math 535

Statistical Learning and
Data Mining

4

2*

Math 536

Nonparametric Smoothing and Semiparametric Regression

4

2*

Math 537

Reliability

4

2*

Math 538

Sequential Analysis

4

2*

Math 553

Nonparametric Inference

4

2*

Math 554

Sampling Theory

4

2*

Math 556

Design of Experiments

4

2*

Math 557

Survival Analysis

4

2*

Math 559

Time Series Analysis

4

2*

Math 573

Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes

4

2*

Capstone Seminars (2 credits)

Course number

Title

Credits

Semester

Math 540

Capstone
Seminar I

1

2F

Math 541

Capstone
Seminar II

1

2S

Doctoral Level Courses (may be taken as electives)

Course number

Title

Credits

Semester

Math 555

Linear Models

4

 

Math 558

Multivariate Statistical Analysis

4

 

Math 571

Advanced Probability Theory

4

 

Math 572

Stochastic Processes

4

 

Math 579

Advanced Statistical Inference

4

 

Last Updated: 6/16/17