We offer a broad range of statistical research including
wind speed forecasting and environmental applications
The master's program is designed to prepare candidates for careers in industry or government or for further study at the PhD level. The MS is broadly based with course work in statistical methodology, probability theory, mathematical statistics and linear statistical models, along with a selection of courses from a wide variety of areas in statistics, mathematics and computer science.
Unique to our program is the opportunity for students to collaborate with Mines faculty and scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on statistical problems related to climate change and global warming.
Following is a summary or the Master of Science Program with a specialty in Statistics. Additional information on Graduate School Requirements can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution. Students are expected to have completed courses in Multivariate Calculus. Undergraduate work in probability and statistics is desirable, but not required. Applicants without prerequisites stated above may occasionally be admitted with deficiencies.
Students may choose either the thesis option or the non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 24 hours of coursework plus 12 hours of thesis credit leading to an acceptable Master's thesis. The non-thesis option requires 36 hours of coursework.
The following core courses, comprising 21 credits, are required of all students. Elective courses may be selected from any other graduate courses offered by the Department, except for specially designated service courses. In addition, up to 6 credits of elective courses may be taken in other departments on campus.
In addition to these, the course,
For thesis students, it is desirable to find a thesis advisor and form a thesis committee by the end of the first year. You may review the detail requirements and a sample timeline for any additional questions you may have.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
In addition, international students must submit the following:
A complete list of fees, deadlines and requirements, along with the online application, can be found on the Graduate Admissions home page. Additional information may be requested via the Online Graduate Information Request Form.