Graduate Minor in Statistics

Master’s Minor

To receive a designated minor in statistics for a master’s degree, at least 12 credit hours of course work at the 7000 level or higher must be completed from the Department of Statistics at MU. The courses should be unified in theme and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of Statistics.

The courses must be completed with an average grade of B (3.0) or higher.

The courses may not include:
Topics in Statistics-Biological/Physical/Mathematics
Statistical Methods for Research
Problems in Statistics for Non-majors
Problems in Statistics for Majors - Masters
Problems in Statistics for Majors - PhD
The courses may not include more than one course from:
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Introduction to Probability Theory

PhD Minor

To receive a designated minor in statistics for a PhD degree, at least 15 credit hours of course work at the 7000 level or higher must be completed from the Department of Statistics at MU.

Courses may not include:
Topics in Statistics-Biological/Physical/Mathematics
Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences
Connecting Statistics to Middle and Secondary Schools
Statistical Methods for Research
Problems in Statistics for Non-majors
Analysis of Variance
Problems in Statistics for Majors - Masters
Master's Thesis Research in Statistics
Problems in Statistics for Majors - PhD

Students must have at least one course in calculus-based statistics and the equivalent of at least two courses in an applied statistics sequence. The calculus-based statistics requirement can be met by STAT 7710 or STAT 7760 or above, but no more than 6 hours of STAT 7710, STAT 7750, and STAT 7760 can be counted towards the 15 hours. The applied sequence requirement can be satisfied by either STAT 7510/STAT 8220 or STAT 8310/STAT 8320. At most one course from STAT 7510 and STAT 8310 can be counted and at most one course from STAT 8220 and STAT 8320 can be counted towards the 15 hours. 

The plan of study must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies of the Statistics Department and be completed with an average grade of B (3.0) or higher. Each student is encouraged to seek approval of his/her plan of study as soon as possible.