The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a professionally oriented Master’s of Arts degree program in statistics. The lively and versatile curriculum focuses on training that is applicable in the real world, and the program aims to prepare skillful statisticians for professional careers in industry. The track includes an integral lab component that emphasizes the practice of contemporary data analysis and exposes students to methods, software and theory commonly used in applications of statistics.
The program requires courses specific to the area of statistics, and the student is required to finish 10 courses and two 1-credit capstone seminars for a total of 42 credits. An exit exam or final thesis is not required.
The MA is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of practical knowledge to work with statistics in depth, for future careers in the public and private sectors as statistical scientists, consultants and engineers to manage and analyze data. The department emphasizes faculty guidance and support; there are regularly seminars such as the annual Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture, where distinguished mathematicians and scholars are invited to discuss their research.
Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
To be eligible for graduate study, you must:
Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following:
You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University
Have earned, at minimum, one of the following:
A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career
A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.
International Student Requirements:
International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.)
Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic/Duolingo* scores)
*In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School at Binghamton University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English Test as proof of English proficiency for applications to the fall 2020 semester.
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