Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate Courses in Statistics (STA prefix)

520. Statistical Analysis I - Probability, statistical inference, rank tests, chi-square tests, linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance, multiple regression. Prerequisite: MTH 220 or equivalent.

521. Statistical Analysis II - Analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, blocking designs, higher factorial experiments, unbalanced designs, fixed and random effects nested designs, split-plot designs, analysis of covariance. Prerequisite: STA 520 or equivalent.

522. Regression Analysis - Linear regression, estimation of residuals, nonlinear models, multiple regression. Prerequisites: STA 520 and MTH 317.

523. Stochastic Processes - Markov chains, Poisson and renewal Processes, continuous time Markov processes including birth and death processes, queueing theory. Prerequisite: MTH 502.

524. Applied Multivariate Analysis - Cluster analysis, factor-analysis, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation analysis, and multivariate analysis of variance and covariance. Prerequisites: STA 520 and MTH 317.

525. Applied Nonparametric Statistics - Introduction to basic nonparametric statistical methods with applications drawn from the life sciences, behavioral and social sciences, earth sciences, business and policy sciences, and forestry. Prerequisite: STA 520.

526. Applied Time Series - Time series of regression, autocorrelation and partial autocorrelation functions, autoregressive moving average models, model identification and specification techniques, stationarity and invertibility conditions, seasonal and nonseasonal modeling, forecasting. Prerequisites: STA 520 and MTH 317.

564. Advanced Topics In Statistics - Topics in statistics. May be repeated for credit on a different topic with departmental approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in mathematics and consent of instructor.

575.* Advanced Graduate Studies - 1 to 3 conference hours per week. Individual studies in statistics. May be repeated for credit on a different topic with departmental approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in mathematics and approval by department chairman.

576.* Advanced Graduate Studies - 1 to 3 conference hours per week. Same as 575 for credit in a different topic.

589.** Thesis Research - 1 to 3 semester hours. Research and preparation for writing the thesis. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate adviser.

590.** Thesis Writing - 3 to 9 semester hours. Writing of thesis. Prerequisite: STA 589.

* No more than 6 semester hours of Advanced Graduate Studies credit may be counted toward a degree without special permission from the Dean of the College.

** Once a student begins work on a thesis he or she must register for 589 and/or 590 each semester or summer session until the thesis is completed. A student may not register for 590 until the thesis proposal is approved. A maximum of three semester hours each of 589 and 590 will be counted toward the M.S. in mathematics or statistics or mathematics teaching.