Policy Concerning Master’s Degree Registration

Registration for courses

A graduate student registered elsewhere in the University may take any course offered by the Department of Statistics provided that the student satisfies the prerequisites and registers for the course. However, certain courses do have limitations on registration. Consent of the instructor is required in all cases.

Master’s degree registration

A graduate student registered elsewhere in the University who wishes to take a Master’s degree in Statistics must apply to the program and provide all the required supporting materials. The Statistics admissions committee will review materials and evaluate the merits of the application. An academically qualified research student will ordinarily be accepted into the Master’s program in Statistics only if a compelling case is made on the grounds of research methodology connected with the student's Ph.D. research. Students should consult the University guidelines concerning second Master's degrees. In particular, 'the second Master's program should form a coherent intellectual whole with the primary program.' Thus, a graduate student registered in the Biological Sciences Division will not ordinarily be admitted into the finance track of the Master's program. Also, according to University regulations, 'the program must be approved in writing before half of the course requirements for the second degree have been undertaken.'

Professional Master’s students registered elsewhere in the University will not ordinarily be admitted into the Master’s program in Statistics. They may, of course, apply to the Statistics program with the intent of starting after completion of the first Master’s degree.

Fall 2001; updated Fall 2017