COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION GUIDELINES
The comprehensive examination for the M.S. degree in Applied Statistics is generally given in the second and third weeks of the Fall semester according to the following guidelines.
The time that the student takes the examination is subject to the approval of Program Director and must be no earlier than the completion of sixteen (16) credit hours in the Program. These sixteen (16) credit hours must usually be the courses listed in Part I and Part II below. Exceptions must be approved by the Program Director.
For each student, the Examination Committee consists of three or more program faculty members as appointed by the Program Director. The subjects to be examined are:
Part I Theory. Theory of Statistics (STT 6610-6620)
Part II Method. Statistical Methods (STT 6660-6670)
Part III Applications. A take-home project, which is designed to be applied in nature, is given at the end of Part II of the exam. One week will be allowed for completion of the project.
- The time allowed for each of Parts I and II is three hours.
- The examination for Part II is scheduled approximately one week later than that of Part I.
- Copies of two previous exams are available upon request.
- For your study and a guideline for the exam, see the page of core topics of the required courses. However, the students should consult their exam committee members for the effective list of topics for their exams.
The examination committee will make the decision on the outcome of the examination subject to the following:
"The student must pass all three parts of the Examination. Students must attempt all three parts in the same semester. If a student fails one or more parts of the Examination on the initial attempt, the student may re-take all failed parts the next time the exams are offered (typically in the next semester)."
(Approved by the Statistics Program Committee on April 18, 2012)
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