## Master of Science in Statistics

## Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Statistics degree with a major in Mathematics is available in both a thesis (recommended) and a non-thesis option.

For students electing the thesis option, the program requires 24 hours of acceptable course work and 6 hours of credit for the thesis. For students not electing to write a thesis, 36 hours of acceptable coursework, including Statistics 5396, are required. Students must enroll in Statistics 5195 each semester of residence.

Comprehensive written exams are required of all students. Students who write a thesis may have a portion of the comprehensive examination waived.

All students in the program will be expected to complete the following required graduate courses:

- Math 4326 (Linear Algebra, undergraduate course)
- Stat 5380 and Stat 5381 (Mathematical Statistics)
- Stat 5385 (Statistics in Research)
- Stat 5388 (Multivariate Data Analysis)
- Stat 5396 (GraduateResearch)

The remaining courses usually will be selected from

- Math 5321 (Principles of Analysis)
*(highly recommended for students interested in pursuing a doctoral program)* - Math 5329 (Numerical Analysis)
- Stat 5428 (Introduction to Statistical Analysis)
- Stat 5329 (Statistical Programming)
- Stat 5335 (Experimental Design)
- Stat 5336 (Categorical Data Analysis)
- Stat 5354 (Bioinformatics)
- Stat 5370 (Special Topics)
- Stat 5386 (Stochastic Processes)
- Stat 5390 (Nonparametric Statistics)
- Stat 5391 (Time Series Analysis)
- Stat 5392 (Statistical Computing)
- Stat 5474 (Introduction to Data Mining)
- Stat 5494 (Statistical Data Mining)

For the most current information on degrees offered and their requirements, please visit the Mathematical Sciences section of UTEP's Graduate Catalog.