The department projects its future 600-level offerings. These projections enable students to plan programs that include any necessary 500-level prerequisites. Students also need to plan a program that will prepare them to pass the two MS examinations. Students entering the program with core courses STAT 561, 562, 563 and STAT 564, 565, 566 successfully completed and considering future pursuit of the Ph.D. are encouraged to take MTH 511, 512 and in addition to the required 600 level sequence, at least one additional sequence from among STAT 661, 662, 663, Stat 664, 665, 666, and MTH 667, 668, 669. All students are urged to meet with the graduate program advisor regarding degree requirements and for help with program planning.
Students must pass two examinations, one in Mathematical Statistics which covers STAT 561, 562, 563 and one in Applied Statistics which includes the core topics covered in STAT 564, 565, and 566 . Examinations are scheduled twice per year, the week before the Fall term and during the first week of Spring term. It is possible for students to sign up for examinations up to 10 days before the exam is scheduled. Students may cancel signups for MS exams up to 48 hours before an exam is given. Students may take any examination at most two times. Students must be registered for and complete at least one graduate credit during the term in which they take an exam. An information sheet detailing the MS examination policy as well as syllabi for the two examinations may be emailed upon request. The last three years of previous MS examinations are also available upon request. For clarity, below is the grading policy for the MS Exam in Applied Statistics.
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