Statistics

Dongchu Sun, Chair
College of Arts and Science
146 Middlebush Hall
(573) 882-6376
www.stat.missouri.edu
umcasstat@missouri.edu

Information is needed to solve the many problems of today’s world. How much information? What kind? After it is obtained, what must be done with it? Statisticians are trained to help answer these questions. Early admission into the Statistics Department will allow students to plan their programs so that the math and statistics prerequisites can be taken in the most efficient sequence.

The department offers BA, BS, MA and PhD degrees with a major in Statistics. A minor is also available.

Professor Z. He**, S. Holan**, D. Sun**, J. Sun**, C. K. Wikle**
Associate Professor S. Chakraborty**, S. Guha**, A. Micheas**, L. A. Thombs**
Assistant Professor H. Cao*, T. Ji*, E. Schliep*, X. Zhang*
Associate Teaching Professor S. Lee*, L. D. Ries*
Assistant Teaching Professor  J. Shows*, I. Zaniletti*

*

Graduate Faculty Member - membership is required to teach graduate-level courses, chair master's thesis committees, and serve on doctoral examination and dissertation committees.

**

Doctoral Faculty Member - membership is required to chair doctoral examination or dissertation committees.  Graduate faculty membership is a prerequisite for Doctoral faculty membership.

Credit for Beginning Courses

(Applies to all students and all majors)

  • A student may not receive credit toward an undergraduate degree for more than one of STAT 1200, STAT 1300 and STAT 1400.
  • A student may not receive credit toward an undergraduate degree for more than one of STAT 2500 and STAT 2530.
  • Subject to the above restrictions, a student may receive a maximum of 4 credits toward an undergraduate degree for any combination of STAT 1200, STAT 1300, STAT 1400, STAT 2200, STAT 2500 and STAT 2530.
  • A student may not receive credit toward an undergraduate degree for any statistics course numbered 2999 or below if a statistics course numbered 4000 or above was successfully completed prior to or concurrent with the course in question. Exceptions may be approved at the discretion of the department.

Department Degree Requirements - Statistics

The Department of Statistics approves majors in statistics only for students who have met the following criteria:

  • Completion of at least one statistics course at the 3000-level or above (or equivalent)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 overall
  • Have earned a grade of C or higher in each statistics course completed

Students are encouraged to supplement their work in statistics with courses from areas such as economics, biology, accounting, finance, marketing, management, psychology, sociology, engineering, agriculture and atmospheric science. In addition, students must complete all degree, college and university graduation requirements, including university general education.

Options

Students may pursue either a BA or a BS degree. For both degrees, students may pursue either a traditional track or an applied track. Students who are interested in graduate study in statistics are strongly encouraged to follow the traditional track.

Departmental Honors

To be admitted to the undergraduate honors program in the Department of Statistics, a student must have completed at least 12 of the 21 credits of statistics courses required for the major, have a grade-point average of at least 3.25 in all completed statistics courses, and identify a faculty member from the department who agrees to supervise the student’s honors research project.

In order to receive the departmental honors designation, students who have been accepted into the program must graduate with a grade-point average of at least 3.25 in statistics courses, prepare a senior thesis based on their honors project, and present the results of the thesis in a departmental colloquium or other public forum approved by their mentor. They also must earn a grade of “B” or better in 3 credits of STAT 4999 .

Kathleen Maurer, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
146 Middlebush
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-6376
http://www.stat.missouri.edu/

Director of Graduate Studies: Athanasios Micheas

About Statistics

The statistics department faculty is known for both cutting edge methodological and collaborative research and for outstanding teaching. Faculty members are currently investigating statistical problems in the fields of ecology, genetics, economics, meteorology, wildlife management, epidemiology, AIDS research, geophysics, and climatology. The program’s faculty members have ongoing collaborative programs across disciplines such as biostatistics, bioinformatics, economics, atmospheric science, psychology and with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The graduate program provides opportunities for graduate study and thesis direction in various areas of probability and statistics, both theoretical and applied. A variety of consulting and collaborative opportunities allow both faculty and graduate students to conduct cooperative and interdisciplinary research. Regular statistics colloquia provide opportunities for faculty and outside speakers to present the results of their research. Faculty and graduate students also participate in weekly seminar series in Bayesian statistics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics.

Dual Master’s Degree in Economics and Statistics

The department offers a cooperative MA degree with the Economics Department. Students may obtain MA degrees in economics and statistics with 48 hours of course work numbered 7000 or higher from the University of Missouri instead of the 52 or more required for separate degrees. (These 48 hours may not include any of the following: ECONOM 7351, ECONOM 7353, or STAT 7510, STAT 7530, STAT 7710.) Eighteen or more hours are required from the Department of Economics. At least 15 hours must be numbered 8000 or higher with no more than four hours of 8090. Students must take the core economics courses ECONOM 8451 and ECONOM 8453 and research workshop ECONOM 8413 (2 credit hours). Eighteen or more hours are required from the Department of Statistics. At least 15 hours must be numbered 8000 or higher with no more than three hours of 8090. STAT 7750 and STAT 7760 and MATH 7140 are required if equivalent courses were not taken as an undergraduate.

All candidates must submit a thesis or written project demonstrating an independent effort towards producing original work satisfactory for each degree. The candidate may complete separate theses/projects for both economics and statistics or a single joint thesis/project satisfying both requirements. 
 

Career Opportunities

Statisticians are in demand in education, medicine, government, business and industry as well as in the biological, social and physical sciences.

Facilities & Resources

The Department of Statistics maintains a state-of-the-art computer network with Linux workstations and servers for research and personal productivity software on PCs. Students have access to the network through PCs in student offices and through the statistics department computer laboratory. An extensive library of software including R, SAS, and common programming languages is maintained. Students also have access to the campus computing network. The statistics department is located in newly renovated space in Middlebush, with easy access to the main library’s outstanding collection of books and journals in statistics.

Financial Aid from the Program

Fellowships and teaching and research assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. Some programs require an extra form or statement from those who wish to be considered for internal assistantships, fellowships or other funding packages. Check the program website or ask the program contact for details.

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STAT 1200: Introductory Statistical Reasoning

Statistical concepts for critically evaluation quantitative information. Descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. Students may not receive credit if they have received or are concurrently receiving credit for a higher numbered course offered by the Statistics Department. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1180 or exemption from College Algebra by examination


STAT 1300: Elementary Statistics

Collection, presentation of data; averages; dispersion; introduction to statistical inference, correlation and regression. Students may not receive credit if they have received or are concurrently receiving credit for another course offered by the Statistics Department. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: grade in C - or higher in MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1180 or exemption from college algebra by examination


STAT 1300H: Elementary Statistics - Honors

Collection, presentation of data; averages; dispersion; introduction to statistical inference, correlation and regression. Students may not receive credit if they have received or are concurrently receiving credit for another course offered by the Statistics Department. Math Reasoning Proficiency course.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: grade of C-or higher in MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1180 or exemption from college algebra by examination. Honors eligibility required


STAT 1400: Elementary Statistics for Life Sciences

Designed for students studying agriculture and other life sciences. Descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. Students may not receive credit if they have received or are concurrently receiving credit for another course offered by the Statistics Department. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: grade in C- or higher in MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1180 or exemption from college algebra by examination


STAT 2200: Introductory Statistical Methods

Designed to upgrade the curriculum of STAT 1200 or STAT 1300 or STAT 1400 to the level of STAT 2500. Students may not receive credit for STAT 2200 if they have completed a course from the Department of Statistics numbered 2500 or higher. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: grade in C- or higher in STAT 1200 or STAT 1300 or STAT 1400


STAT 2500: Introduction to Probability and Statistics I

Designed primarily for students in College of Business. Descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests. Math Reasoning Proficiency course.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in MATH 1300 or MATH 1400 or MATH 1500


STAT 2530: Statistical Methods in Natural Resources

Statistical methods, with emphasis on applications to natural resources and including computer exercises. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: a college-level computing course and a grade in the C range or better in MATH 1100, MATH 1120, MATH 1160, or MATH 1180


STAT 3500: Introduction to Probability and Statistics II

Continuation of STAT 2500. Coverage of additional topics including: Regression; model building; ANOVA; nonparametic methods; use of a statistical computer package.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: grade in the C - or higher in STAT 2200 or STAT 2500 or STAT 2530, or STAT 4710 or concurrent enrollment in STAT 2200


STAT 4002: Topics in Statistics-Biological/Physical/Mathematics

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. Repeatable with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required


STAT 4050: Connecting Statistics to Middle and Secondary Schools

Primarily for middle and secondary mathematics education majors. Uses standards-based curricular materials to demonstrate connections between college-level statistics and content taught in middle and secondary schools. No credit toward a graduate degree in statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: an introductory course in statistics or MATH 2320 or instructor's consent


STAT 4085: Problems in Statistics for Undergraduates

Independent investigations. Reports on approved topics.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


STAT 4110: Statistical Software and Data Analysis

Programming with major statistical packages emphasizing data management techniques and statistical analysis for regression, analysis of variance, categorical data, descriptive statistics, non-parametric analyses, and other selected topics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500 or STAT 7070 or STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760


STAT 4150: Applied Categorical Data Analysis

The study of statistical models and methods used in analyzing categorical data. The use of computing is emphasized and calculus is not required. No credit for students who have previously completed STAT 4830. No credit toward a graduate degree in statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 4210: Applied Nonparametric Methods

Statistical methods when the functional form of the population is unknown. Applications emphasized. Comparisons with parametric procedures. Goodness of-fit, chi-square, comparison of several populations, measures of correlation.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 4310: Sampling Techniques

Theory of probability sampling designs. Unrestricted random sampling. Stratified sampling. Cluster sampling. Multistage or subsampling. Ratio estimates. Regression estimates. Double sampling.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 4410: Biostatistics and Clinical Trials

(cross-leveled with STAT 7410). Study of statistical techniques for the design and analysis of clinical trials, laboratory studies and epidemiology. Topics include randomization, power and sample size calculation, sequential monitoring, carcinogenicity bioassay and case-cohort designs. Prerequisites: any of the following: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710, STAT 7710, STAT 4760, STAT 7760, or instructor's consent.

Credit Hours: 3


STAT 4420: Applied Survival Analysis

Parametric models; Kaplan-Meier estimator; nonparametric estimation of survival and cumulative hazard functions; log-rank test; Cox model; Stratified Cox model; additive hazards model partial likelihood; regression diagnostics; multivariate survival data.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 4430: Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis

Repeated measurements; event history studies; linear and nonlinear mixed effects models; growth models; marginal mean and rate models; pattern-mixture models; selection models; non-informative and informative drop-out; joint analysis of longitudinal and survival data.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 4450: Applied Statistical Methods for Bioinformatics

Random variables; Point estimation; Multiple t-test; Likelihood principle; Analysis of variance; Probabilistic methods for sequence modeling; Gene expression analysis; Protein structure prediction; Genome analysis; Hierarchical clustering and Gene classification.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 4510: Applied Statistical Models I

Introduction to applied linear models including regression (simple and multiple, subset selection, estimation and testing) and analysis of variance (fixed and random effects, multifactor models, contrasts, multiple testing). No credit toward a graduate degree in statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760


STAT 4530: Analysis of Variance

Study of analysis of variance and related modeling techniques for cases with fixed, random, and mixed effects. Exposure to designs other than completely randomized designs including factorial arrangements, repeated measures, nested, and unequal sample size designs.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 4540: Experimental Design

Examination and analysis of modern statistical techniques applicable to experimentation in social, physical or biological sciences.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500 or STAT 4510 or STAT 7510 or STAT 4530 or STAT 7530


STAT 4560: Applied Multivariate Data Analysis

Testing mean vectors; Discriminant analysis; Principal components; Factor analysis; Cluster analysis; Structural equation modeling; Graphics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070 STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent. No credit towards a graduate degree in statistics


STAT 4580: Introduction to Statistical Methods for Customized Pricing

(cross-leveled with STAT 7580). Introduction to basic concepts of and statistical methods used in customized pricing. Focuses on applying statistical methods to real customized pricing problems. Students will gain an understanding of customized pricing and some hands on experience with SAS Enterprise Miner.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500 or STAT 4510 or STAT 7510 or instructor's consent


STAT 4610: Applied Spatial Statistics

Introduction to spatial random processes, spatial point patterns, kriging, simultaneous and conditional autoregression, and spatial data analysis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4510 or instructor's consent
Recommended: basic knowledge of calculus and matrices


STAT 4640: Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

Bayes formulas, choices of prior, empirical Bayesian methods, hierarchal Bayesian methods, statistical computation, Bayesian estimation, model selection, predictive analysis, applications, Bayesian software.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500 or STAT 4510 or STAT 7510 or instructor's consent


STAT 4710: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

(same as MATH 4315). Introduction to theory of probability and statistics using concepts and methods of calculus. No credit for MATH 4315.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 2300


STAT 4750: Introduction to Probability Theory

(same as MATH 4320). Probability spaces; random variables and their distributions; repeated trials; probability limit theorems.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 2300


STAT 4760: Statistical Inference

(same as MATH 4520). Sampling; point estimation; sampling distribution; tests of hypotheses; regression and linear hypotheses.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4750 or STAT 7750


STAT 4810: Nonparametric Methods

A first course in Non-parametric statistical methods based on ranks. Both theory and application are emphasized. Two-sample problems. K-sample problems. Tests for independence. Contingency tables. Goodness-of-fit tests.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 4830: Categorical Data Analysis

Discrete distributions, frequency data, multinomial data, chi-square and likelihood ratio tests, logistic regression, log linear models, rates, relative risks, random effects, case studies.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 4850: Introduction to Stochastic Processes

Study of random processes selected from: Markov chains, birth and death processes, random walks, Poisson processes, renewal theory, Brownian motion, Gaussian processes, white noise, spectral analysis, applications such as queuing theory, sequential tests.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4750 or STAT 7750 or instructor's consent


STAT 4870: Time Series Analysis

A study of univariate and multivariate time series models and techniques for their analyses. Emphasis is on methodology rather than theory. Examples are drawn from a variety of areas including business, economics and soil science.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760


STAT 4970: Senior Seminar

A capstone course required of and open only to senior statistics majors. Students will participate in statistical consulting, attend colloquia, and review articles in professional journals. Writing of reports will be emphasized.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: senior statistics major and 12 completed hours of statistics courses or instructor's consent


STAT 4999: Departmental Honors in Statistics

Special work for Honors candidates in statistics. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hour: 1-3


STAT 7002: Topics in Statistics-Biological/Physical/Mathematics

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. Repeatable with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


STAT 7020: Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences

Basic inference methods, both parametric and non-parametric, appropriate for answering questions arising in health sciences research. Computer exercises involving data from real experiments from health science area.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 and instructor's consent


STAT 7050: Connecting Statistics to Middle and Secondary Schools

Primarily for middle and secondary mathematics education majors. Uses standards-based curricular materials to demonstrate connections between college-level statistics and content taught in middle and secondary schools. No credit toward a graduate degree in statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: an introductory course in statistics or MATH 2320 or instructor's consent


STAT 7070: Statistical Methods for Research

Designed for graduate students who have no previous training in statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and ANOVA. No credit toward a degree in statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: either MATH 1100 or MATH 1120


STAT 7085: Problems in Statistics for Non-majors

Approved reading and study, independent investigations, and reports on approved topics.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


STAT 7110: Statistical Software and Data Analysis

Programming with major statistical packages emphasizing data management techniques and statistical analysis for regression, analysis of variance, categorical data, descriptive statistics, non-parametric analyses, and other selected topics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 7150: Applied Categorical Data Analysis

The study of statistical models and methods used in analyzing categorical data. The use of computing is emphasized and calculus is not required. No credit for students who have previously completed STAT 4830. No credit toward a graduate degree in statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 7210: Applied Nonparametric Methods

Statistical methods when the functional form of the population is unknown. Applications emphasized. Comparisons with parametric procedures. Goodness of-fit, chi-square, comparison of several populations, measures of correlation.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 7310: Sampling Techniques

Theory of probability sampling designs. Unrestricted random sampling. Stratified sampling. Cluster sampling. Multistage or subsampling. Ratio estimates. Regression estimates. Double sampling.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 7410: Biostatistics and Clinical Trials

(cross-leveled with STAT 4410). Study of statistical techniques for the design and analysis of clinical trials, laboratory studies and epidemiology. Topics include randomization, power and sample size calculation, sequential monitoring, carcinogenicty bioassay and case-cohort designs. Prerequisites: any of the following: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710, STAT 7710, STAT 4760, STAT 7760, or instructor's consent.

Credit Hours: 3


STAT 7420: Applied Survival Analysis

Parametric models; Kaplan-Meier estimator; nonparametric estimation of survival and cumulative hazard functions; log-rank test; Cox model; Stratified Cox model; additive hazards model partial likelihood; regression diagnostics; multivariate survival data.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 7430: Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis

Repeated measurements; event history studies; linear and nonlinear mixed effects models; growth models; marginal mean and rate models; pattern-mixture models; selection models; non-informative and informative drop-out; joint analysis of longitudinal and survival data.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 7450: Applied Statistical Methods for Bioinformatics

Random variables; Point estimation; Multiple t-test; Likelihood principle; Analysis of variance; Probabilistic methods for sequence modeling; Gene expression analysis; Protein structure prediction; Genome analysis; Hierarchical clustering and Gene classification.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 7510: Applied Statistical Models I

Introduction to applied linear models including regression (simple and multiple, subset selection, estimation and testing) and analysis of variance (fixed and random effects, multifactor models, contrasts, multiple testing). No credit toward a graduate degree in statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 7530: Analysis of Variance

Study of analysis of variance and related modeling techniques for cases with fixed, random, and mixed effects. Exposure to designs other than completely randomized designs including factorial arrangements, repeated measures, nested, and unequal sample size designs.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760, or instructor's consent


STAT 7540: Experimental Design

Examination and analysis of modern statistical techniques applicable to experimentation in social, physical or biological sciences.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500 or STAT 4510 or STAT 7510 or STAT 4530 or STAT 7530 or instructor's consent


STAT 7560: Applied Multivariate Data Analysis

Testing mean vectors; discriminant analysis; principal components; factor analysis; cluster analysis; structural equation modeling; graphics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500, STAT 7070, STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760. No credit toward a graduate degree in statistics


STAT 7580: Introduction to Statistical Methods for Customized Pricing

(cross-leveled with STAT 4580). Introduction to basic concepts of and statistical methods used in customized pricing. Focuses on applying statistical methods to real customized pricing problems. Students will gain an understanding of customized pricing and some hands on experience with SAS Enterprise minor.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500 or STAT 4510 or STAT 7510 or instructor's consent


STAT 7610: Applied Spatial Statistics

Introduction to spatial random processes, spatial point patterns, kriging, simultaneous and conditional autoregression, and spatial data analysis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4510 or STAT 7510 or instructor's consent
Recommended: Basic knowledge of calculus and matrices


STAT 7640: Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

Bayes formulas, choices of prior, empirical Bayesian methods, hierarchal Bayesian methods, statistical computation, Bayesian estimation, model selection, predictive analysis, applications, Bayesian software.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 3500 or STAT 4510 or STAT 7510 or instructor's consent


STAT 7710: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

(same as MATH 7315). Introduction to theory of probability and statistics using concepts and methods of calculus.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 2300 or instructor's consent. No credit MATH 7315


STAT 7750: Introduction to Probability Theory

(same as MATH 7320). Probability spaces; random variables and their distributions; repeated trials; probability limit theorems.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 2300 or instructor's consent


STAT 7760: Statistical Inference

(same as MATH 7520). Sampling; point estimation; sampling distribution; tests of hypotheses; regression and linear hypotheses.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4750 or STAT 7750 or instructor's consent


STAT 7810: Nonparametric Methods

A first course in Non-parametric statistical methods based on ranks. Both theory and application are emphasized. Two-sample problems. K-sample problems. Tests for independence. Contingency tables. Goodness-of-fit tests.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or instructor's consent


STAT 7830: Categorical Data Analysis

Discrete distributions, frequency data, multinomial data, chi-square and likelihood ratio tests, logistic regression, log linear models, rates, relative risks, random effects, case studies.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or instructor's consent


STAT 7850: Introduction to Stochastic Processes

Study of random processes selected from: Markov chains, birth and death processes, random walks, Poisson processes, renewal theory, Brownian motion, Gaussian processes, white noise, spectral analysis, applications such as queuing theory, sequential tests.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4750 or STAT 7750 or instructor's consent


STAT 7870: Time Series Analysis

A study of univariate and multivariate time series models and techniques for their analyses. Emphasis is on methodology rather than theory. Examples are drawn from a variety of areas including business, economics and soil science.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 7710 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 8085: Problems in Statistics for Majors - Masters

Approved reading and study, independent investigations, and reports on approved topics.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


STAT 8090: Master's Thesis Research in Statistics

Graded on a S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99


STAT 8100: Special Topics in Statistics


Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


STAT 8220: Applied Statistical Models II

Advanced applied linear models including mixed linear mixed models (fixed and random effects, variance components, correlated errors, split-plot designs, repeated measures, heterogeneous variance), generalized linear models (logistic and Poisson regression), nonlinear regression. No credit toward a graduate degree in statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4510 or STAT 7510 or instructor's consent


STAT 8310: Data Analysis I

Applications of linear models including regression (simple and multiple, subset selection, regression diagnostics), analysis of variance (fixed, random and mixed effects, contrasts, multiple comparisons) and analysis of covariance; alternative nonparametric methods.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4710 or STAT 7710 or STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 8320: Data Analysis II

Advanced applications including analysis of designs (e.g. repeated measures, hierarchical models, missing data), multivariate analysis (Hotelling's T2, MANOVA, discriminant analysis, principal components, factor analysis), nonlinear regression, generalized linear models, categorical data analysis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 8310 or instructor's consent


STAT 8330: Data Analysis III

An introduction to data analysis techniques associated with supervised and unsupervised statistical learning. Resampling methods, model selection, regularization, generalized additive models, trees, support vector machines, clustering, nonlinear dimension reduction.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 8320


STAT 8370: Statistical Consulting

Participation in statistical consulting under faculty supervision. Formulation of statistical problems. Planning of surveys and experiments. Statistical computing. Data analysis. Interpretation of results in statistical practice.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 and STAT 8320 or instructor's consent


STAT 8410: Statistical Theory of Bioinformatics

Study of statistical theory and methods underpinning bioinformatics. Topics include statistical theory used in biotechnologies such as gene sequencing, gene alignments, microarrays, phylogentic trees, evolutionary models, proteomics and imaging.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760


STAT 8640: Bayesian Analysis I

Bayes' theorem, subjective probability, non-informative priors, conjugate prior, asymptotic properties, model selection, computation, hierarchical models, hypothesis testing, inference, predication, applications.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 and MATH 4140 or MATH 7140 or instructor's consent


STAT 8710: Intermediate Mathematical Statistics I

Sample spaces, probability and conditional probability, independence, random variables, expectation, distribution theory, sampling distributions, laws of large numbers and asymptotic theory, order statistics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 8720: Intermediate Mathematical Statistics II

Further development of estimation theory, including sufficiency, minimum variance principles and Bayesian estimation. Tests of hypotheses, including uniformly most powerful and likelihood ratio tests.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 8710 or instructor's consent


STAT 9085: Problems in Statistics for Majors - PhD

Approved reading and study, independent investigations, and reports on approved topics.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


STAT 9090: Doctoral Dissertation Research in Statistics

Graded on a S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99


STAT 9100: Recent Developments in Statistics

The content of the course which varies from semester to semester, will be the study of some statistical theories or methodologies which are currently under development, such as bootstrapping, missing data, non-parametric regression, statistical computing, etc.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 and instructor's consent


STAT 9250: Statistical Computation and Simulation

Random number generation, acceptance/rejection methods; Monte Carlo; Laplace approximation; the EM algorithm; importance sampling; Markov chain Monte Carlo; Metropolis-Hasting algorithm; Gibbs sampling, marginal likelihood.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 9310: Theory of Linear Models

Theory of multiple regression and analysis of variance including matrix representation of linear models, estimation, testing hypotheses, model building, contrasts, multiple comparisons and fixed and random effects.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 and MATH 4140 or MATH 7140, and instructor's consent


STAT 9320: Advanced Linear Models

Advanced topics in the theory and application of linear models. Specific content varies with instructor.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 9310 or instructor's consent


STAT 9370: Multivariate Analysis

Distribution of sample correlation coefficients. Derivation of generalized T-squared and Wishart distributions. Distribution of certain characteristic roots, vectors. Test of hypotheses about covariance matrices and mean vectors. Discriminant analysis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 and MATH 4140 or MATH 7140 or instructor's consent


STAT 9410: Survival Analysis

Statistical failure models, Kaplan-Meier estimator, Log-rank test, Cox's regression model, Multivariate failure time date analysis, Counting process approaches.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 9510: Theory of Nonparametric Statistics

Estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, etc., when functional form of the population distribution is unknown.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 or instructor's consent


STAT 9530: Data Mining and Machine Learning Methods

Approaches to estimating unspecified relationships and findings unexpected patterns in high dimensional data. Computationally intensive methods including splines, classifications, tree-based and bagging methods, support vector machines.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4110 or STAT 7110, STAT 4760 or STAT 7760 and STAT 8320 or instructor's consent


STAT 9640: Bayesian Analysis II

Likelihood principle, decision theory, asymptotic properties, advanced topics in Bayesian analysis at the instructor's discretion.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 8640 and STAT 9710 or instructor's consent


STAT 9710: Advanced Mathematical Statistics I

Advanced study of mathematical statistics appropriate for PhD students in statistics. Elements of probability theory, principles of data reduction, point and interval estimation, methods of finding estimators and their properties, hypothesis testing, methods of finding test functions and their properties. Decision theoretic, classical and Bayesian perspectives.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 8720 or instructor's consent


STAT 9720: Advanced Mathematical Statistics II

Continuation of STAT 9710. Topics include distribution theory and convergence, laws of large numbers, central limit theorems, efficiency, large sample theory, and elements of advanced probability.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 9710 or instructor's consent


STAT 9810: Advanced Probability

(same as MATH 8480). Measure theoretic probability theory. Characteristic functions; conditional probability and expectation; sums of independent random variables including strong law of large numbers and central limit problem.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 4750 STAT 7750 or MATH 4700 or MATH 7700 or instructor's consent


STAT 9820: Stochastic Processes

(same as MATH 8680). Markov processes, martingales, orthogonal sequences, processes with independent and orthogonal increments, stationarity, linear prediction.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 9810 or instructor's consent