• On-Campus Program Requirements
  • Hybrid Program Requirements
  • Good Academic Standing
  • On-Campus Program Requirements

    M.A. in Statistics On-campus Program

    The MA Program is a traditional program completed fully on campus. It may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. International students must complete the program on a full-time basis. Most courses have at least one evening section in order to accommodate students who work full-time. The full-time program is designed to be completed in three semesters – fall and spring semesters of Year 1 and fall semester of Year 2. Students may also opt to take summer courses. Part-time domestic students must take a minimum of two courses per semester and must complete the program within four years of the first semester of registration.…

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    Hybrid Program Requirements

    M.A. in Statistics Hybrid Online/On-campus Program

    The Department of Statistics offers its M.A. program in a partially online format, offering students greater flexibility in completing the M.A. Degree.  The first semester (only) of the hybrid program is offered online.  The remaining courses are completed on campus, during which time the hybrid students are completely integrated into the resident program.  The degree requirements and the actual diploma/M.A. Degree rewarded are identical for both the hybrid online/on-campus program and the regular on-campus program. 

    A part-time student must complete the program in no more than four years.  Before choosing the part-time option, review the fall course schedule to see if the times will work for you.…

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    Good Academic Standing

    In order to maintain good standing in the program, a student must be making steady progress towards completing the degree and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or better in all courses that have been taken with a grade. 

    As per the GSAS website, “The cumulative GPA is derived from all courses in which a student has registered and received a grade, except in cases in which the student re-took a course after receiving an F. In such cases, the F received for the original iteration does not count toward the GPA.” 

    A student who does not maintain the required 3.0 GPA must meet with his or her Faculty Adviser.  At the meeting, the Faculty Adviser will explain what requirements must be fulfilled in the next semester in order to regain good standing.  The student must agree to those conditions towards improvement.  A record of this conversation having taken place will be kept by the Executive Director of MA Programs with one copy retained by the student and another copy in the Program Office.  A student who does not satisfy the requirements in the next semester may not be allowed to continue in the program.  A student with academic difficulty should contact the Faculty Adviser as soon as possible.  A student may opt for a Leave of Absence from the program if there are mitigating circumstances preventing effective engagement in academic work. …

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