Statistics
MS
Application Deadlines
Fall:February 1
Contact Information: 
223 TMCB
801-422-4506
graduate@stat.byu.edu
Program Requirements: 

Requirements for Degree.

  • Credit hours: Thesis option (33): minimum 27 course work plus 6 thesis hours (Stat 699R). Project option (33): minimum 30 course work plus 3 project hours (Stat 698R).
  • Required courses: Stat 535, 536, 537, 624, 637, 641, 642, 651, and 666. 
  • Minor (optional): any approved minor.
  • Thesis or project.
  • Examinations: (A) comprehensive written examination covering Stat 535, 624, 641, and 642, (B) oral defense of project or thesis.
  • C+ or better in each class, with an overall cumulative 3.0 GPA in required MS degree classes.
Admission Requirements: 

Required Tests

GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS

Additional Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited US university or equivalent, with a minimum 3.3 undergraduate GPA. We also require a methods course beyond introductory statistics and a calculus-based statistical theory course, multivariate calculus, and linear algebra with a B- or better in each course. A math minor is recommended.

Program Outcomes: 


Statistics Theory

Graduates will solve problems in probability, statistical inference, and theory of linear models.

Research and Communication Skills

Graduates will demonstrate research skills by using data to solve real-world scientific questions, write technical reports, and give technical presentations

Software Competency

Graduates of the program will be able to manipulate data, implement statistical methods, document, and debug code in relevant statistical software.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 19
International 1
Female 5
LDS 19
Minority 0
BYU Undergraduate 15
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GRE Composite Score 320.3
GRE Quantitative Score 162.4
GRE Quantitative Percentile 84.2
GRE Verbal Score 157.9
GRE Verbal Percentile 74.5
GRE Analytical Score 4.1
GRE Analytical Percentile 57.2
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 1.4
Graduated Per Year 11.8
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 23.8
Admitted Per Year 14.4
Percent Admitted 60.50
Average GPA 3.73