Graduate Minor in Statistics

The School of Statistics offers minor programs for both our MS and PhD degrees. The graduate minors are for graduate students in other programs who wish to gain a broader understanding of statistical methods.

Process for Minor Approval 

All statistics minors must be approved by the director of graduate studies (DGS). This is accomplished by having the DGS approve the degree program form. When you have completed the form, deliver it to the School of Statistics office in 313 Ford Hall. If everything is in order, then the DGS will sign it and make copies for our files if necessary. The forms can either be returned to you or sent somewhere else such as the Graduate School if that is what you prefer.

Master's Minor

The master's minor requires at least 9 semester credits in 4xxx, 5xxx, or 8xxx statistics courses. This minor is available for students pursuing their master's degree. The final exam committee must include one member from the School of Statistics.

Doctoral Minor

The doctoral minor requires familiarity with various statistical methods (for example, from courses such as STAT 5201, 5302, 5303, 5401, 5421, or 5601). Statistical courses offered by other departments do not count towards the minor. The PhD minor requires at least 14 semester credits of 5xxx and 8xxx level statistics courses. The preliminary oral examination and final oral examination committees must include one member from the School of Statistics.