North Dakota State University

Statistics

Address:

1340 Administration Ave

Fargo, ND 58102

United States

Phone:

1-701-231-8651

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Statistics, Certificate - Applied Statistics, M.S. - Applied Statistics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Statistics offers programs leading to a Ph.D. in statistics or a master's degree in applied statistics. The program is flexible enough to be individually planned around prior experience and in accord with professional goals. During the first year of the program, students are strongly encouraged to meet with each faculty member to discuss possible research topics. The student should select an advisory and examining committee by the end of the first year. A joint master's degree in computer science and statistics may also be obtained. A graduate certificate in applied statistics for non-majors is also offered. Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Certificate include B.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited university and knowledge of College Algebra. Admission for the Master's Program in Applied Statistics is open to qualified graduates of universities of recognized standing. In addition to the Graduate School requirements, the applicant must have had at least one year of calculus, have had at least one course in statistics, and have had at least one programming language. To be admitted with full status into the joint M.S. program in computer science and statistics, the applicant must satisfy the admission requirements for both the M.S. program in computer science and the M.S. program in applied statistics. For the Ph.D. Program in Statistics, in addition to the Graduate School requirements, the applicant must have an M.S. degree in statistics or related area. Students not holding a master's degree in statistics or a closely related field will not be admitted to the Ph.D. program in statistics. These students must first apply to the M.S. program in applied statistics and complete the M.S. degree. For the Ph.D. Program in Statistics (with Emphasis in Sports Statistics), in addition to the Graduate School requirements, the applicant must have an M.S. degree in statistics or related area and some knowledge or interest in sports. Teaching assistantships are available. To be considered for an assistantship, the application must be complete with the Graduate School no later than March 15. The graduate certificate requires 12 semester credit hours consisting of graduate level courses in statistics. STAT 725 needs to be the first course taken for students with little or no prior knowledge of statistics. No credit will be given for STAT 725 for the certificate if it is not the first course taken. Students in the certificate program should not take both STAT 661 and STAT 726. STAT 726 is recommended. Also, students in this program should not take both STAT 670 and STAT 671. After completing the requirements for the certificate, please contact the Department of Statistics to verify completion. The program for the M.S. degree in applied statistics requires 32 semester credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. An oral defense of a research-based thesis or paper is required. The program for the M.S. degree in computer science and statistics requires 42 semester credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. This program is designed with an emphasis in big data analysis.  An oral defense of a research-based thesis or paper is required. The program for the Ph.D. degree requires an additional 30 credits of course work beyond the M.S. degree and 30 hours of research. An oral defense of a dissertation is required. All students entering program must have an M.S. degree in statistics or closely related field.  Any core course (or similar course) required for the M.S. degree that has not been taken before entering the Ph.D. program, must be taken before obtaining the Ph.D. degree.  This may require additional course work beyond the 30 credits depending on the area in which the M.S. degree was obtained. The Ph.D. in Statistics with Emphasis in Sports Statistics requires an additional 30 hours in course work and 30 hours in research beyond M.S. degree. Students entering this program should have an M.S. degree in statistics or closely related field. Any core course required for the M.S. degree must be taken before obtaining the Ph.D. in Statistics (with Emphasis in Sports Statistics). This may require additional coursework beyond the 30 credits depending upon the area in which the degree was obtained.

Accreditation:

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International Student Requirements:

TOEFL ibT 79 or IELTS 6.5

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $352.87 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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