Master of Arts in Statistics | Scholarly Paper

The STAT Program offers the Master's degree in statistics based on both theoretical and applied course work. Students will find that the combination of rigorous classes, faculty-student Research Interaction Teams (RIT’s), that prepare them well for the job market.


For the M.A. degree program, a student must complete

  • 30 credit hours. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is necessary to complete the degree.
  • At least 18 of these credits must be at the graduate level (600/700 level) and at least 15 of the graduate credits must be in statistics and probability (STAT).
  • The student must also submit a satisfactory scholarly paper.

Please note: 

  • There are no exams and no thesis requirement for MA students.
  • There is no foreign language requirement for MA students.
  • Ideally students should complete the degree in no more than two years.
  • No financial aid is offered to MA students.