The Department of Statistics offers two renowned M.A. programs designed to prepare students for professional positions or doctoral programs in statistics and other quantitative-based fields. One is a traditional On-Campus MA program. The other is a Hybrid Online/On-Campus Program, in a partially online format. Both programs may be completed full or part-time. Full-time students typically complete three semesters – fall and spring of Year 1 and fall of Year 2. Part-time domestic students must take a minimum of two courses per semester and complete the program within four years. Summer courses are also available.
While the degree requirements for the Hybrid Online/On-Campus Program are similar to those of the regular On-Campus Program, four core courses are delivered online in the first fall semester offering students more flexibility in completing the M.A. degree. The remaining courses will then be completed on campus. The M.A. Hybrid students are only hybrid in the first semester of the program and then are completely integrated into the resident program after the first semester. The diploma and degree is identical for both the Hybrid and the Non-Hybrid entry students.