In an increasingly data-driven world, the MS in Statistical Sciences prepares you for a range of career possibilities in the statistical/data sciences and helps you stand out in the marketplace.
The need for professionals trained in the mathematical techniques of data science is greater than ever. In this program, you’ll work closely with faculty who have extensive backgrounds in applied mathematics, data science/analytics, computational science, statistics, industrial modeling, and much more. In lieu of one formal course, students may conduct a semester’s worth of independent study with a research advisor that leads to publication of a quality technical report in an area of statistical/data sciences.
You can pursue an MS in Statistical Sciences in conjunction with another degree program at CGU, such as a Doctorate of Public Health. You receive a diploma for each degree, “double count” some units from one program to the other, and decrease your required total units.
You may also participate in several professional societies:
- Society for Industrial and Applied Math
- American Mathematical Society
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- Mathematical Association of America
Background: This master’s degree program serves students who are interested in statistics and data sciences. Admission to the program requires a BA/BS in math or statistics; students from other disciplines could be admitted provided they have adequate undergraduate training in mathematics (multivariate calculus, linear algebra), computing (including familiarity with one or more programming languages, e.g., R, MATLAB, Python) and upper division probability and statistics (i.e., equivalent to math 151/152 at the Claremont Colleges).
Degree Requirements: A minimum of 32 units of graduate coursework is required, including four core courses (16 units) and two restricted electives (8 units), as outlined below. Students who lack the prerequisite undergraduate coursework may be asked to complete more than 32 units. At least 20 units of coursework must be gamma courses, i.e., 300-level and above. A grade of B- or above must be earned in gamma courses.
Satisfactory Academic Progress: The university’s policy applies. Students who do not maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in Mathematics courses are placed on academic probation. Students who remain on academic probation after taking an additional 8 units of Mathematics courses may be excluded from the program.