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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
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Master of Science in Statistics

Facilities for Graduate Work

Facilities are available through the Department of Mathematics.

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Areas of Study

Graduate study in statistics is offered in the areas of mathematical statistics, statistical methodology, and statistical computation and probability. Further information is available from the graduate adviser.

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Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2004-2005.

S. Natasha Beretvas
Patrick L. Brockett
Hua-Hua Chang
Melba M. Crawford
Paul Damien
Betsy S. Greenberg
John J. Hasenbein
William R. Koch
Jonathan Jay Koehler
Lauren A. Meyers
Douglas J. Morrice
Elmira Popova
Daniel A. Powers
Thomas W. Pullum
Thomas W. Sager
Thomas S. Shively
Martha K. Smith
Laura M. Stapleton
Chandler Stolp
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Degree Requirements

A total of thirty-three semester hours is required, including at least twenty-one semester hours of graduate-level coursework, of which three hours must be earned in the report course, Mathematical Statistics 398R. A minor of at least six semester hours is required, which may be in another area of mathematics, such as applied mathematics, or in a related discipline, such as actuarial science, operations research and industrial engineering, or educational psychology. No more than nine semester hours of upper-division coursework may be counted toward the degree; these must be divided between the major and the minor field, with no more than six hours in either.

Upon admission to the program, the student should demonstrate substantial background in mathematics and statistical knowledge equivalent to that acquired in a first upper-division course in probability and statistics. Deficiencies may be made up by taking courses suggested by the graduate adviser. Courses required for the major in statistics are Mathematics 384C, 384D, 384E, and 384G.

A qualifying examination in statistics, designed to test the student's knowledge of the basic principles of statistical theory and methodology, must be completed. This examination is normally taken at the end of one year of study. In general, one and one-half to two years are necessary to complete the Master of Science in Statistics degree program.

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For More Information

Campus address: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 8.100, phone (512) 471-7711, fax (512) 471-9038; campus mail code: C1200

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program in Statistics, Department of Mathematics, 1 University Station C1200, Austin TX 78712


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