The Professional Master in Statistics (M.STAT.) is a non-thesis degree that offers customized and individualized programs based on the interests and career objectives of the student. All choices will provide a balanced training in statistical methods, computational statistics, and statistical theory, and are intended to prepare the student to adapt statistical methodologies to practical problems in a professional setting. The program normally takes three semesters of full-time course work. Students are restricted to no more than four courses in their first semester, with three being preferable. It is possible to complete the program on a part-time basis too.
The General Announcements (GA) is the official Rice curriculum: MSTAT GA. In the event that there is a discrepancy between the GA and any other websites or publications, the GA shall prevail as the authoritative source.
(Late applications will be considered)
Joint M.B.A./MSTAT Program (M.B.A./M.STAT.)
At Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB), MBA students may simultaneously pursue the professional master’s in any engineering department, including statistics. For MBA students with a focus in finance, the joint M.B.A/MSTAT allows students to emphasize statistical finance or general industry tools. This joint program makes especially well-prepared leaders who can handle the business as well as the science side of whatever industry the student wishes to engage in. Students interested in the M.B.A/MSTAT degree must apply for dual admissions through the JGS (for the M.B.A. program) and the Department of Statistics (for the MSTAT program). Admission is reviewed independently and students must be granted admission to both programs.
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