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Accelerated B.A./M.S. or B.S./M.S. in Statistics

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Note: The Graduate College uses a single application for admission; it is important that you notify the Graduate Coordinator that your application is for the Accelerated Master's Program.

Program Description:

The Department of Mathematics and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) in Statistics have created a Mathematics/Statistics accelerated BA/MS and BS/MS program for Mathematics undergraduate students interested in obtaining a Master's Degree in Statistics as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. 

Qualified Mathematics undergraduates will complete the first 12 units of Statistics core courses by the end of their senior year: 

Fall - STAT 564 (Theory of Probability, 3 units) & STAT 571A (Advanced Statistical Regression Analysis, 3 units)

Spring - STAT 566 (Theory of Statistics, 3 units) & STAT 571B (Design of Experiments, 3 units)

These four courses will prepare a student to pass the qualifying exam following the completion of that spring semester.  In order to receive a MS degree in Statistics, a student must pass a Qualfiying Exam at the Master's Degree level.  The exam, given in May and January, has two parts:  theory (covering STAT 564 and 566) and methodology (covering STAT 571A and STAT 571B).  Students would then complete the one remaining STAT core course STAT 688 (Statistical Consulting), 12 units of elective courses, and one advanced statistical course for a total of 18 units during their 5th year to graduate with their MS in Statistics.  This amounts to 9 units in the fall and 9 units in the spring.  Please see the coursework information for the Statistics MS program for more details.  Contact (Senior Program Coordinator, Statistics GIDP) with any questions.

The undergraduate mathematics major has several emphases which could work with the Accelerated Master's Degree.  For students who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Statistics, the Probability & Statistics emphases would be the most appropriate.  For students who do not plan to pursue graduate studies in Statistics beyond the accelerated MS degree, the General/Applied emphasis could be selected.


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