The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the School of Mathematics jointly offer a Master of Science in Statistics degree program. The emphasis in this cooperative program is on statistics as a science applicable in a technological environment. Although this program can prepare students for follow-on Ph.D. study in applied statistics, mathematics (specialization in statistics), and/or bioinformatics, it is designed to provide the background for success in a professional career in statistics.
The program, which can be completed in twelve months, is designed to provide the graduate with competence in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and a sound understanding of statistical principles. Students work with faculty actively engaged in research and prepared to teach the latest developments in statistics.
The main body of courses for the M.S. in Statistics degree are taken in Math and in ISyE. Choices of the remaining courses in the program are quite flexible; students in the program can concentrate their studies on a specific area of application such as operations research, psychology, mechanical engineering, etc., or, in preparation for the Ph.D., can take more mathematical courses.
Those interested in statistics holding or anticipating an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, science, or some other field that indicates a likelihood of successful completion of the program are encouraged to apply.