MS in Statistical Science (2017-2018 Catalog)

Prof. Linda Davis, Coordinator (ldavisc@gmu.edu)

Catalog Entry


This MS program trains students in the theory and practice of statistical methodology, particularly as it relates to high-technology applications.


Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Coursework in multivariable calculus, matrix or linear algebra, statistics, and calculus-based probability, comparable to the following Mason courses: MATH 113, MATH 114, MATH 213; MATH 203 or MATH 321; STAT 250 or STAT 344; and STAT 346 or MATH 351.


Degree Requirements (30 credits)

Core Courses (12 credits)
  • STAT 544 - Applied Probability (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 554 - Applied Statistics I (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 652 - Statistical Inference (Credits: 3)
  • STAT 654 - Applied Statistics II (Credits: 3)
Methodology Courses (12 credits)
  • Choose 12 credits from any STAT courses numbered 540-775.
Elective Courses (6 credits)

Elective courses may be chosen from any STAT courses numbered 500-519, 540-799; or from the following list of courses from other departments.

  • ECE 535 - Digital Signal Processing (Credits: 3)
  • ECE 630 - Statistical Communication Theory (Credits: 3)
  • ECON 637 - Econometrics I (Credits: 3)
  • MATH 555 - Actuarial Modeling I (Credits: 3)
  • MATH 556 - Actuarial Modeling II (Credits: 3)
  • MATH 653 - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models I (Credits: 3)
  • MATH 654 - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models II (Credits: 3)
  • OR 531 - Analytics and Decision Analysis (Credits: 3)
  • OR 541 - Operations Research: Deterministic Models (Credits: 3)
  • OR 542 - Operations Research: Stochastic Models (Credits: 3)
  • OR 645 - Stochastic Processes (Credits: 3)
  • OR 647 - Queuing Theory (Credits: 3)
  • OR 675/SYST 675- Reliability Analysis (Credits: 3)
  • OR 677/SYST 677- Statistical Process Control (Credits: 3)
  • OR 719/CSI 775- Graphical Models for Inference and Decision Making (Credits: 3)
  • SYST 664/CSI 674 - Bayesian Inference and Decision Theory (Credits: 3)

Notes

  • Credit toward the MS in Statistical Science will not be given for both MATH 654 and STAT 663.
  • Credit toward the MS in Statistical Science will not be given for both MATH 654 and STAT 668.
  • A student concurrently enrolled in the Actuarial Sciences Graduate Certificate and the MS in Statistical Science may count MATH 555 and MATH 556 as elective courses and may count MATH 653 and MATH 654 as methodology courses. The Graduate Certificate in Actuarial Sciences must be completed prior to or concurrently with the MS in Statistical Science. Otherwise, at most two of MATH 555, 556, 653, and 654 can be counted toward the MS in Statistical Science as elective courses; none can be applied as methodology courses.