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 5870, STAT 5880, and at least one elective course (of at least 3 credits) at the 5000 level or higher.*
  • Receive at least a B grade in both STAT 5870 and 5880.

Note: STAT 5000 can be substituted for STAT 5870, but only one of these two courses can be used for Minor credit. Similarly, STAT 5420 and STAT 5430 can be substituted for STAT 5880. If you take 5420 and 5430 instead of 5880, you will still need another elective (for a total of 4 courses) to complete the Minor requirements.