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Master of Statistics

Master of Statistics

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
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Program Learning Outcomes for MSTAT - Students awarded the MSTAT will be able to: Make informed decisions in a professional or research setting from data sets containing pertinent information and effectively communicate these decisions. Understand new statistical methodologies and their impact. Identify interdisciplinary statistical research and application methodologies. Degree Requirements for Master's Programs - Candidates for the non-thesis MStat degree must complete 30 semester hours of approved course work. Courses comprising the 30 base hour requirement shall not be taken pass/fail. To comply with University requirements, all 30 hours of course work must be at or above the 500 level. Candidates for the MA degree in statistics must complete 30 semester hours of approved course work as well as one of the following: (1) complete an original thesis and defend it in a public oral examination; or (2) perform satisfactorily on the PhD comprehensive examinations, and complete a major project. A candidacy MA is awarded to statistics PhD students through option (2) where the major project corresponds to the doctoral thesis proposal. An MA is available to PhD students in the Departments of Economics and Political Science through option (1) where the original doctoral thesis and defense was related to the MA in statistics. The degree awarded in statistics is a non-thesis master's.