MASTER IN STATISTICS

General

Program Description

Statistics is the science of collection, organization, analysis, and explanation of data. The field offers many opportunities for people who enjoy interpreting the world in quantitative ways using numbers, surveys, and computers. In this field, methods are developed and used to explain quantitative patterns observed in the social, physical, and natural sciences and in business and industry. The following is a summary of the Master of Science degree requirements in statistics.

ASSUMED BACKGROUND

The undergraduate major of a prospective student is not important. Students are required to have had at least three semesters of calculus, a course in linear algebra, and at least one proof-based mathematics course such as real analysis. Additional background that is useful but not required for admission: Upper division statistics courses and experience in at least one computer programming language.

M.S. DEGREE OPTIONS

Students may elect one of the following MS degree options:

  • Plan A – Thesis option
  • Plan B – Project option
  • Plan B – Exam option
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Welcome to the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University, where the next generations of scientists and leaders discover right alongside accomplished researchers and teachers. Our missio ... Read More

Welcome to the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University, where the next generations of scientists and leaders discover right alongside accomplished researchers and teachers. Our mission is to provide innovative programs of excellence in education, research, and outreach. We are guided by the principles of inclusiveness and integrity. The college is committed to providing a positive educational experience for each student, an environment of growth and achievement for each faculty and staff member, significant new knowledge within the sciences, and scientific and mathematics literacy for society. Discovery begins here. –Janice L. Nerger, Ph.D., Dean Read less