Students seeking admission to the program must have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution and must have taken the following prerequisite courses:
- At least three semesters of calculus (UWL equivalents MTH 207 Calculus I, MTH 208 Calculus II, and MTH 310 Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus)
- At least one semester of probability/statistics (UWL equivalent STAT 245 Probability and Statistics)
Students who lack any of these prerequisites must take additional courses (not counted for credit toward the M.S. Program) to meet the prerequisites requirement. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50/4.00 is required in these courses.
Students who have already completed STAT 441, STAT 442, STAT 445, or STAT 446 at UWL (or equivalent content elsewhere) should consult with the M.S in Applied Statistics Program Director regarding required statistics core course options.
Required courses (12 credits):
|STAT 541||Mathematical Statistics I||3|
|STAT 542||Mathematical Statistics II||3|
|STAT 545||Correlation and Regression Analysis||3|
|STAT 546||Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments||3|
Elective courses (12 credits):
Select 12 credits from the following list. At least nine elective credits must be at the 700-level.
|STAT 543||Categorical Data Analysis||3|
|STAT 547||Nonparametric Statistics||3|
|STAT 549||Applied Multivariate Statistics||3|
|STAT 762||Bayesian Statistics||3|
|STAT 763||Survey of Modern Statistical Software||3|
|STAT 764||Statistical Learning||3|
Capstone experience (6 credits):
Select one of the following research options:
|Option A - graduate project|
|STAT 796||Graduate Project in Applied Statistics (three credits a semester for two semesters)||6|
|Option B - thesis|
|STAT 799||Master's Thesis (three credits a semester for two semesters)||6|
University graduate degree requirements
After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:
- Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
- Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment, with the exception of students enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration and Leadership Ed.D. (SAA Ed.D.) graduate program. SAA Ed.D. students must complete all degree requirements within ten years from the time of initial enrollment in the graduate program.
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits for a master's degree; 54 credits for a doctorate or post-master's degree. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (700, 800, 900, and non-slash 600 level courses). Some UWL graduate programs require more than 30 graduate credits. Please review the individual program requirements listed in the catalog for the exact number of credits required.
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
- Satisfy dissertation, thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects and internships, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A dissertation or thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies for editorial review and approval by the Graduate Studies Director. The recommended initial submission date for review is two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the dissertation/thesis requiring approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see the Office of Graduate Studies.
- File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
- Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
- Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)