Students seeking an advanced degree in mathematics or statistics should consult with the graduate advisor of the department before enrolling in any courses. The department offers a number of graduate courses that are suitable for students who wish to complete a minor in mathematics or statistics.
About the Program
The requirements listed below are in addition to the university and Graduate School requirements. A student must fill out a degree plan after the end of the first long semester and before the start of the second long semester in the program. Each student’s program of study and committee must be approved by a graduate program representative from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It is expected that the student’s final oral defense of a thesis will be open to all who wish to attend, with scheduling to reflect this.
This Master of Science program consists of 36 hours of graduate work that includes 6 hours of credit for the master’s thesis. A thesis defense is required. Details of the coursework for this M.S. degree are as follows:
- Required courses: STAT 5328, STAT 5329, STAT 5371, STAT 5373, STAT 5374. Additionally, two from STAT 5326, STAT 5372, STAT 5375, STAT 5378, STAT 5379, or STAT 5386 must be included.
- Six hours of mathematics to be selected with the approval of the director of graduate studies and the statistics coordinator.
- One of the following two options (to be selected with the approval of the director of graduate studies)
- Three hours in an area other than statistics, e.g., mathematics, animal science, computer science, biology, economics, engineering, psychology, or sociology. This option requires approval of the graduate advisor from the selected area.
- Three additional hours in statistics (to be selected from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offerings).
Six hours of Master’s Thesis. Students who have the potential to be accepted in the Ph.D. program and who have the agreement of an advisor may choose the thesis option. A thesis defense is required. See the Doctoral Program section for information on the statistics Preliminary Examinations.
- All statistics courses for the M.S. in Statistics must be taken from the statistics offerings in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
See the Doctoral Program section for information on the statistics Preliminary Examinations.
Transfer of Courses
With the permission of the graduate advisor:
1. One course (3 credit hours) may transfer towards a grad certificate provided there is an equivalent TTU course.
2. Two courses (6 credit hours) may transfer towards a master’s degree, provided there is an equivalent TTU course.
a. A core course/sequence from a master’s degree granting institution will not transfer.
b. Students can be exempted from a core course/sequence by passing the corresponding Ph.D. prelim exam at TTU.
3. Up to 10 courses (30 credit hours) from a doctoral degree granting institution may transfer towards a Ph.D. degree.
a. A core course/sequence from a Ph.D. degree granting institution may transfer if the student has passed the corresponding prelim exam at TTU.
b. No courses from a master’s degree granting institution will be granted transfer credit.
4. No course or credit from an undergraduate program will be allowed to transfer toward a graduate degree or certificate.