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Indiana University Bloomington

GRADUATE PROGRAM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Ph.D. Minor in Statistical Science

Course Requirements: Doctoral students obtaining a Ph.D. in another discipline are welcome to choose Statistics as an outside minor. Five graduate courses in statistics are required, at least three of which must be at the 600-level or above taken from the Department of Statistics. The specific minor courses must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of Statistics.

Certificate of Completion of the Ph.D. Minor in Statistical Science

Research Paper: Not Required.

The current Director of Graduate Studies is:
Chunfeng Huang, (812) 856-7827,

Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Course Requirements:

A total of 31 credit hours, including the following 4 courses:

STAT S520: Introduction to Statistics
STAT S631: Applied Linear Models I
STAT S632: Applied Linear Models II
STAT S690: Statistical Consulting

Two courses should be chosen from the following:

MATH M463: Introduction to Probability Theory I
STAT S620: Introduction to Statistical Theory
STAT S625: Nonparametric Statistics
STAT S626: Bayesian Theory and Data Analysis
STAT S637: Categorical Data Analysis
STAT S640: Multivariate Data Analysis
STAT S670: Exploratory Data Analysis

The remaining 12 credit hours should be taken in an area relevant to the field of Statistics and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.

Research Paper: Not Required.

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to this program requires that the student be admitted to another graduate program at IU, has permission from his or her primary advisor, and is in good academic standing.

Master of Science in Statistical Science

Course Requirements:

A total of 31 credit hours, including the following 6 courses:

MATH M463: Introduction to Probability Theory I
STAT S620: Introduction to Statistical Theory
STAT S631: Applied Linear Models I
STAT S632: Applied Linear Models II
STAT S690: Statistical Consulting
STAT S799: Consulting internship or thesis

Two courses should be chosen from the following:
STAT S625: Nonparametric Statistics
STAT S626: Bayesian Theory and Data Analysis
STAT S637: Categorical Data Analysis
STAT S640: Multivariate Data Analysis
STAT S670: Exploratory Data Analysis


The remaining 6 credit hours must be from any statistics course at the 500-level or above and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.

To receive the degree of MSSS, the student must fulfill one of the following options:

A. Consulting Internship.
The student who elects this option will follow STAT-S 690 with a 1-semester internship at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISCC). The internship will count for 3 credit hours, which may be applied toward the required total of 31 credit hours. The student will work under the direct supervision of a professional consultant and will produce progress reports that (1) can be shared with clients, and (2) will be assembled into a portfolio that can be shared with prospective employers. This option is recommended for students who intend to seek employment after receiving the MSSS degree.

B. Research Paper.
The student who elects this option will work under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Any IU faculty member with a full, part-time, or adjunct appointment in the Department of Statistics is eligible to supervise an MSSS research paper. In addition to the written paper, the student should also report his/her work in an oral presentation to the department. A student who pursues this option will register for 3 credit hours, which may be applied toward the required total of 31 credit hours. This option is recommended for students who intend to pursue doctoral studies after receiving the MSSS degree.

Ph.D. in Statistical Science

Course Requirements: A total of 90 credit hours, including at least 60 credit hours of coursework.

Statistics Core courses (16 credit hours)

MATH M563: Theory of Probability I
STAT S620: Introduction to Statistical Theory
STAT S631: Applied Linear Models I
STAT S632: Applied Linear Models II
STAT S690: Statistical Consulting

Statistical Theory courses (12 credit hours)

STAT S721: Advanced Statistical Theory I
STAT S722: Advanced Statistical Theory II
plus at least two additional theory courses

Statistical Computing courses (6 credit hours)

INFO I500: Fundamental Computer Concepts for Informatics
STAT S710: Statistical Computing

Applied Statistics and Collaborative Research courses (26 credit hours)

Minor (credit hours determined by minor department)

All students should complete a minor in another graduate program.

Dissertation research to reach 90 credit hours