The Master of Science in Statistical Practice (MSSP) is designed for students who want to acquire fundamental training in statistics and how it is applied in fields like economics, education, law, management, science, and social science, to real world problems. In addition to students with traditional undergraduate training in statistics and mathematics, it also It is suitable for students with backgrounds in fields like biology, bioinformatics, economics, management, neuroscience, psychology, and various areas of engineering. The program requires 32 credits (8 courses), which can be completed in as little as 1 year as a full-time student.
Requirements for the MS Degree in Statistical Practice
Mathematics Bootcamp — Pre-Prepare in the Summer
Coursework — Build a Solid Foundation
- GRS MA 675 & 676 – Statistics Practicum I & II
- More Information on the Practicum can be found here
- GRS MA 677 – Conceptual Foundations of Statistics
- This course is designed specifically for graduate students with quantitative backgrounds. The goal of the course is to provide an accelerated introduction to key topics in probability, mathematical statistics, linear modeling, time series, and non-parametric statistics.
- GRS MA 678 & 679 – Applied Statistical Modeling & Applied Statistical Machine Learning
- In the first semester, emphasis is placed on classical topics that form the core of the working statistician’s toolbox, while in the second semester, the focus broadens to introduce students to a variety of topics in modern statistical machine learning and data mining.
- 1 statistics elective at the level of 500 or above
- 1 two-semester elective sequence from statistics or a complementary discipline
Elective requirements may be fulfilled through a combination of graduate-level courses in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and/or courses in other related disciplines. Electives must be approved by a statistics advisor.
Full-time students can complete the program in as little as 1 year (2 semesters), though many choose to complete their requirements in 1.5 years (3 semesters). Part-time students typically complete the program in 2 years (4 semesters).
Practicum — Put It All Together