College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2013-2014
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Statistics, Master of Science
What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Statistics?
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Policy analyst
- Research assistant
- Data analyst
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||32|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Comprehensive Exam||Comprehensive Exam is required.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal statement or essay
- Prerequisites (completed prior to enrolling in the program)
- At least 23 hours of undergraduate mathematics and statistics coursework at the level of calculus and above with a grade of C or better, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average in these courses.
- The 23 credit hours must include coursework in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, real analysis (advanced calculus), and mathematical statistics.
- List of courses taken in the field with titles/authors of textbooks used
Take the following 32 units:
Core Coursework (20 units)
- Coherent area of your own choosing, subject to advisor and department graduate operations committee approval.
- While a coherent area may consist of additional statistics or mathematics courses, students are encouraged to choose an area in forestry, environmental sciences, biological sciences, or another area of application of statistics.
- Coherent-area coursework must be appropriate for a graduate program.
- Perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive final exam conducted by your advisory committee
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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