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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics, M.S. (Non-Thesis Report Option)


Students seeking an advanced degree in mathematics or statistics should consult with the graduate director 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 the director of graduate studies in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It is expected that the student’s final report will be open to all who wish to attend, with scheduling to reflect this.

This program consists of 36 hours of graduate work that includes 33 hours of coursework (27 hours in statistics and 6 hours in mathematics) and 3 hours of credit for a departmental report. A final comprehensive examination is required.

Details of the coursework for this M.S. degree are as follows:

1. 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 .

2. Six hours of mathematics to be selected with the approval of the director of graduate studies and the statistics coordinator.

3. 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).

4. Three additional hours to be selected from requirements 1. or 3. above.

5. All statistics courses for the M.S. in Statistics must be taken from the statistics offerings in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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.