Jan 20, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Applied Statistics

Adviser: Bingwu Wang Ph.D.
515 Pray-Harrold


  1. To develop competence in mathematics and statistics beyond the undergraduate level.

  2. To improve the teaching of both mathematics and statistics.

  3. To prepare for study beyond the master’s level in mathematics and/or statistics.

  4. To strengthen the mathematical background of professionals needing analytical and quantitative skills related to mathematics and statistics.

  5. To provide opportunities for research in mathematics and/or statistics.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must:

  1. Meet all Graduate School degree admission requirements; and

  2. Have completed a course in multivariable calculus, a course in calculus-based probability and statistics and a mathematics “proof” course, although a major in either mathematics or statistics is preferred. A GPA of at least 2.75 is required in both mathematics and statistics course work. Students without such a background may be admitted to the program after meeting requirements specified by the department.

Degree Requirements
This program requires a minimum of 34 graduate hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, distributed with the approval of the department according to the course requirements below. Approval by the student’s adviser of each semester’s courses prior to registration is recommended. Final approval for the degree by the coordinator of advising is required.

Course Requirements:

The M.A. in Applied Statistics requires the completion of 31-34 hours of course work in mathematics and statistics to be distributed among required courses, restricted elective courses, elective courses and research courses in mathematics and statistics courses as follows, in such a way that the mathematics and statistics courses total 29-30 credits:

Mathematics Courses: 6-9 hours

Statistics Courses: 20-24 hours

Research Course: 2-4 hours

At least two hours of thesis or research study in either mathematics or statistics are required. Students will, with the approval of the coordinator of advising, select a supervisor to direct the thesis or research study. See the description of the research requirement for the M.A. in Mathematics.

Program Total: 31-34 hours

Course Rotation Schedule

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Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: Mathematics

The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form from the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.