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Statistics Graduate Major (MA, MAg, MS, PhD, MAIS)

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College of Science | Statistics


Graduate Areas of Concentration

Statistics

The Department of Statistics offers Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Statistics. Students can concentrate on theory or applications, and programs can be tailored to emphasize such areas of interest as ecology, engineering, forestry, finance, mathematics, or oceanography. The thesis is optional for MS and MA degrees. Statistical consulting is part of the program, enabling the student to gain a deeper appreciation of the need, power, and applicability of statistical tools through exposure to real problems.



MS in Statistics

The MS program is designed to prepare a candidate for a career in industry or government or for further study at the PhD level. Recent MS graduates have found employment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Census Bureau, Abt Associates, state of Oregon, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Veteran's Affairs, NOAA, MRI Global, and Capital One.

Prerequisites

Students who meet all of the requirements except for one or two courses may be granted provisional admission so they can begin their graduate studies while completing the remaining required courses. When the remedial course work is completed the Graduate School will remove the provisional status.

Required

ST 501. Research (3)
ST 506. Projects: (Sect 2) Teaching Experience (1)
ST 507. Seminar: (Sect 1) Attendance at Consulting Seminar (1)
ST 507. Seminar: (Sect 3) Attendance at Research Seminar (1,1)
ST 509. Consulting Practicum (2)
ST 541. Probability, Computing, and Simulation in Statistics (4)
ST 551, ST 552, ST 553. Statistical Methods (4,4,4)
ST 561, ST 562, ST 563. Theory of Statistics (3,3,3)
ST 623. Generalized Regression Models I (3)
Additional approved courses* (15)

Total=52 credits


* Approved courses include all 500- and 600-level courses in the Statistics Department except:

ST 511, ST 512, ST 513. Methods of Data Analysis (4,4,4)
ST 515. Design and Analysis of Planned Experiments (3)
ST 521, ST 522. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (4,4)

Courses with a zero middle digit and courses in other departments may be used only with the consent of the major professor (and minor professor if the course is listed in the minor).

A student intending to pursue the PhD in Statistics should review the mathematics prerequisites and requirements for that program and plan a course of study to satisfy them.

Other Requirements

 


 

PhD in Statistics

The PhD program is designed to prepare a candidate for a career in teaching and research. Recent PhD graduates have found employment with US Geological Survey, Chase Bank, Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDA Forest Service, Weyerhauser, as well as with universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Prerequisites


Required Course Work

MTH 511. Real Analysis (3)
MTH 664. Probability Theory (3)
ST 509. Consulting (2 credits annually)
ST 541. Probability, Computing, and Simulation in Statistics (4)
ST 551, ST 552, ST 553. Statistical Methods (3,3,3)
ST 561, ST 562, ST 563. Theory of Statistics (3,3,3)
ST 603. Thesis: PhD Research (36 credit minimum)
ST 623, ST 525. Generalized Regression Models I, II (3,3)
ST 651, ST 652. Linear Model Theory (3,3)
ST 661, ST 662, ST 663. Advanced Theory of Statistics (3,3)

Total of about 120 credits of course work.

Credits completed for an MS degree as well as the 36 or more credits of ST 603 count toward this total. The specific courses to be taken are decided at a meeting of the PhD committee.

Other Requirements:



Major Code: 6150

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