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Department of Statistics

Master of Science (MS) in Statistics

Required Courses:

  • STAT 713 Applied Linear Statistical Models (3 credits)
  • Either STAT 720 Design of Experiments (3 credits) or STAT 722 Experimental Design for Product Development and Quality Improvement
  • STAT 770 Theory of Statistics I (3 credits)
  • STAT 771 Theory of Statistics II (3 credits)
  • STAT 860 Linear Models I (3 credits)

NOTE: Students planning to pursue the PhD in Statistics at K-State are required to take Stat 720 

Options: Two master’s degree options are available.

  • Report Option
    The student must take 30 credit hours of course work, and write a report for 2 additional credit hours (STAT 898).

  • Non-report Option
    The student must take 36 hours of course work and pass a comprehensive exam approved by the supervisory committee.

For both the Report Option and the Non-Report option: Students must be enrolled in at least one hour the semester in which they plan to complete the final examination or defend their report and graduate.  However, if they are an international student, they should check with International Student and Scholar Services to be certain of the enrollment required.

The report option is strongly recommended for all students, especially those for whom the master’s degree will be the terminal degree. In either case, the course work must include the required courses listed above plus electives, which have been approved by the student’s major professor.

In addition, all master students are expected to have a background in mathematics at lease at the level of calculus, along with prior knowledge of matrix or linear algebra.

Additional information about the MS in Statistics is available in K-State’s Graduate Catalog.