MA in Statistics with Emphasis in Biostatistics
Students who wish to specialize in Biostatistics may obtain a degree with special emphasis. The general requirements for receiving a master’s degree are at least 30 semester hours of course work at the 7000 level or higher, of which at least 18 hours must be from the Department of Statistics at MU. At least 15 semester hours of course work at the 8000 level or above must be taken from the Department of Statistics at MU. The 15 semester hours cannot include more than a total of three hours of STAT 8090.
|STAT 7410||Biostatistics and Clinical Trials||3|
|STAT 7420||Applied Survival Analysis||3|
|or STAT 8410||Statistical Theory of Bioinformatics|
|or STAT 9410||Survival Analysis|
|Courses recommended but not required|
|STAT 7110||Statistical Software and Data Analysis||3|
|STAT 7310||Sampling Techniques||3|
|STAT 7610||Applied Spatial Statistics||3|
|STAT 7830||Categorical Data Analysis||3|
|STAT 7850||Introduction to Stochastic Processes||3|
|STAT 7870||Time Series Analysis||3|
|STAT 8310||Data Analysis I||3|
|STAT 8320||Data Analysis II||3|
|STAT 8370||Statistical Consulting||3|
|STAT 8640||Bayesian Analysis I||3|
|STAT 9250||Statistical Computation and Simulation||3|
|STAT 9310||Theory of Linear Models||3|
|MATH 7700||Advanced Calculus of One Real Variable I||3|
|CMP_SC 1050||Algorithm Design and Programming I||4|
|or CMP_SC 2050||Algorithm Design and Programming II|
|Courses that cannot be used to fulfill the 30 hours for the master's|
|STAT 7020||Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences||3|
|STAT 7050||Connecting Statistics to Middle and Secondary Schools||3|
|STAT 7510||Applied Statistical Models I||3|
|STAT 7520||Applied Statistical Models II||3|
|STAT 7530||Analysis of Variance||3|
|STAT 7710||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics||3|
|STAT 8090||Master's Thesis Research in Statistics||1-99|
The following courses are required if equivalent courses were not taken as an undergraduate: MATH 7140, STAT 8710 and STAT 8720. These courses may not be used for more than six of the required 30 hours.
Original Written Work
All candidates must submit a written report on an independent effort toward producing original work related to Biostatistics. This report may, with the advisor’s consent, take the form of a thesis, a written review on a set of papers in statistics, or a written report on an independent study project, which may include an original application of statistics. For this work, a student must register for at least three semester hours of STAT 8090.
Presenting the Work
All candidates are required to present an open seminar on the results of the written report. The report should be made available for public review, through the Department of Statistics office, for at least one week before the examination.
The MA examination covers material presented in the written report and the seminar and may also cover course work.