The Master of Science in Statistics is primarily an applied statistics program. It offers a balance of statistical theory, statistical methodology and optionally, an area application concentration. The program offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option. Regardless of the concentration or thesis option, the program requires a total of 36 credit hours as follows: six core courses (18 hours), four elective courses or an area of concentration (12 hours), and either a thesis (6 hours) or two additional elective courses (6 hours) and a comprehensive examination.
A degree in mathematics is good preparation for a variety of careers, many of which make no special use of mathematics itself, but do require the ability to reason carefully and express oneself clearly. Explore careers as an actuary, applied mathematician, pure mathematician, secondary school mathematics teacher, statistician and other options.