Applied Statistics, M.A.S.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the M.A.S. degree program requires a GRE quantitative score of at least 550 and a GRE verbal score of at least 400, or a  comparable GMAT score, and at least two semesters of calculus with a 3.00 or higher GPA. The successful candidate will also have a cumulative undergraduate/graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and two letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements (30 Hours)

The degree requires at least 30 semester hours of approved course work built around a core of five courses:

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
STAT 700Applied Statistics I3
STAT 701Applied Statistics II3
STAT 702Introduction to Statistical Theory I3
STAT 703Introduction to Statistical Theory II3
STAT 540Computing in Statistics3
Total Credit Hours15


  • The remaining 15 hours will consist of elective courses, of which at least 3 semester hours are at the 700-level. No more than 9 semester hours may be taken outside the STAT designator.

Two-Part Comprehensive Exam

In addition to the 30 semester hours of course work, the MAS student must pass a two-part comprehensive exam. Part I is applied in nature and is based on required courses STAT 700-STAT 701. Part II is more theoretical and is based on required courses STAT 702-STAT 703. The two parts may be taken together or separately.