M.S. in Applied Statistics

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

After admission to the program, students will be allowed to select the thesis or nonthesis track for the M.S. in applied statistics. The thesis option replaces one of the elective classes and STA 531 with a six-credit thesis, to be initiated after the completion of STA 504 or STA 505 and STA 506.

Non-Thesis Option

Required
STA 505Mathematical Statistics I3-4
or STA 504 Mathematical Statistics I with Calculus Review
STA 506Mathematical Statistics II3
STA 507Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis3
STA 511Intro Stat Computing & Data Management3
STA 512Principles of Experimental Analysis4
STA 513Intermediate Linear Models4
STA 514Modern Experimental Design3
STA 531Topics In Applied Statistics3
Electives
Select two, three-credit electives from a selected area of concentration or STA 601 and one additional three-credit elective from a selected area of concentration6
Total Minimum Credits Required 32

Thesis Option

Required
STA 505Mathematical Statistics I3-4
or STA 504 Mathematical Statistics I with Calculus Review
STA 506Mathematical Statistics II3
STA 507Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis3
STA 511Intro Stat Computing & Data Management3
STA 512Principles of Experimental Analysis4
STA 513Intermediate Linear Models4
STA 514Modern Experimental Design3
STA 609Thesis I3-6
STA 610Thesis II3-6
Electives
Select one three-credit elective from a selected area of concentration or STA 6013
Total Minimum Credits Required 32
 

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Non-Thesis Option

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
STA 505
Mathematical Statistics I
or Mathematical Statistics I with Calculus Review
3-4
STA 511 Intro Stat Computing & Data Management 3
 Credits6-7
Semester Two
STA 506 Mathematical Statistics II 3
STA 512 Principles of Experimental Analysis 4
 Credits7
Summer
STA 601 Internship In Applied Statistics (Optional) 1-6
Elective (Optional) 1 3
 Credits4-9
Year Two
Semester Three
STA 507 Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis 3
STA 513 Intermediate Linear Models 4
Elective (Optional) 3
 Credits10
Semester Four
STA 514 Modern Experimental Design 3
Elective (Optional) 3
 Credits6
Summer
Elective (Optional) 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits36-42
1

Can take more than one elective (any STA course numbered STA 531 or above) each summer.

Thesis Option

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
STA 505
Mathematical Statistics I
or Mathematical Statistics I with Calculus Review
3-4
STA 511 Intro Stat Computing & Data Management 3
 Credits6-7
Semester Two
STA 506 Mathematical Statistics II 3
STA 512 Principles of Experimental Analysis 4
 Credits7
Summer
STA 601 Internship In Applied Statistics (Optional) 3-6
Elective (Optional) 1 3
 Credits6-9
Year Two
Semester Three
STA 507 Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis 3
STA 513 Intermediate Linear Models 4
STA 609 Thesis I 3-6
 Credits10-13
Semester Four
STA 514 Modern Experimental Design 3
STA 610 Thesis II 3-6
Elective (Optional) 1 3
 Credits9-12
 Total Credits38-48
1

Note: Electives can be taken during various semesters