MS Minor

The Statistics MS Minor is for MS students in other disciplines who are interested in obtaining minor in Statistics. If you are obtaining an PhD rather than a MS, please see our Statistics PhD Minor


  • Include one faculty member with some appointment in Statistics on the POS committee as a minor representative.
  • Complete a minimum of 3 Statistics courses, including STAT 587, STAT 588, and at least one elective course (of at least 3 credits) at the 500 level or higher.*
  • Receive at least a B grade in both STAT 587 and 588.

Note: STAT 500 can be substituted for STAT 587, but only one of these two courses can be used for Minor credit. Similarly, STAT 542 and STAT 543 can be substituted for STAT 588. If you take 542 and 543 instead of 588, you will still need another elective (for a total of 4 courses) to complete the Minor requirements.