The department places strong emphasis on computation and is well supported with equipment and software necessary for research. The computer software packages used in most courses are likely to play an important role in the solution of the problems students will encounter in their places of employment.
Comprehensive Exam Requirement
Candidates for the Master's of Science in Applied Statistics degree must pass two sets of comprehensive examinations. Part I covers the material in MAT 451-MAT 452-MAT 453, and Part II covers material in MAT 456, MAT 526 and MAT 528.
Comprehensive examinations are offered twice a year, in the autumn and spring quarters during last two weekends in October and April.
Students should register at the beginning of the quarter with the program director for when they plan to take the comprehensive examinations.