Graduate Bulletin

Statistics, M.S.

FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: March 15; December 15 international

Spring:  September 30; August 1 international

Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year. International students who miss the December 15  or August 1 deadline are required to submit to Temple University an evaluation of their transcript by an approved educational evaluation firm.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are preferred. Academic references are acceptable.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Students must have taken two semesters of university-level Calculus or its equivalent.  A course in Linear Algebra is also desirable.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree is required, although it need not be in a business discipline.

Statement of Goals:

A statement of goals is required.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/GMAT is required. Quantitative and verbal scores on the GRE should be in the 50th percentile or above. Scores under 500 on the GMAT are not considered for the M.S. program.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 88 iBT or 575 PBT. Any student admitted with a TOEFL score below 100 iBT or 600 PBT must pass an English skills course during the first semester of enrollment at Temple University. Those having taken the PBT have the additional option of testing out of the English course by taking and passing the SPEAK test at Temple.

Resume:

A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an accredited graduate program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the M.S. program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred, the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations with regard to transfer credits to the Director of the Graduate Program in Statistics. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

STAT 8001:  Probability and Statistics Theory I

STAT 8002:  Probability and Statistics Theory II

STAT 8003:  Statistical Methods I

STAT 8004:  Statistical Methods II

Electives: 18 credits of graduate business elective courses are chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of the Graduate Program

18 credits of Graduate business elective courses should be chosen by the student in consultation with the director of graduate studies - See more at: http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/specialized-masters-program/concentrations/statistics/#sthash.dPwiR0vu.dpuf
18 credits of Graduate business elective courses should be chosen by the student in consultation with the director of graduate studie - See more at: http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/specialized-masters-program/concentrations/statistics/#sthash.dPwiR0vu.dpuf
18 credits of Graduate business elective courses should be chosen by the student in consultation with the director of graduate studies - See more at: http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/specialized-masters-program/concentrations/statistics/#sthash.dPwiR0vu.dpuf
18 credits of Graduate business elective courses should be chosen by the student in consultation with the director of graduate studie - See more at: http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/specialized-masters-program/concentrations/statistics/#sthash.dPwiR0vu.dpuf
18 credits of Graduate business elective courses should be chosen by the student in consultation with the director of graduate studie - See more at: http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/specialized-masters-program/concentrations/statistics/#sthash.dPwiR0vu.dpuf

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

M.S. Core Exams:

Two exams, one in theory and one in methods, are offered in the  first or second week of June each year.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/specialized-masters-program/concentrations/statistics/

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

LL5 Speakman Hall (006-00)

1810 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

215-204-7678

215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Natale Butto

Director of Graduate Admissions
foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jagbir Singh
jagbir@temple.edu

215-204-6873

Graduate Chairperson:

Dr. Damaraju Raghavarao

draghava@temple.edu

215-204-8892

Chairperson:

Robert Bonner

Assistant Dean, MBA and MS Programs

bbonner@temple.edu

215-204-7678

About the Program

The Department of Statistics offers an M.S. program through which students acquire in-depth knowledge of statistics. Graduates are trained to serve as professional statisticians in industry, research organizations, or government.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 3 years

Campus Location:

Main

Business foundation classes are offered throughout the year. 

Upper-level courses are not offered at all campuses. Courses may also be offered online.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. Students are also able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

LL5 Speakman Hall (006-00)

1810 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

215-204-7678

215-204-1632 (fax)

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.

Affiliation(s):

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

No.

Ranking:

The Fox School of Business and Management is highly ranked. Current ranking information may be viewed at the following website:

http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_about-fox/rankings/.

Accreditation:

Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

Faculty members offer master's students substantial coursework in statistical theory and applications.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the master's program may find employment as statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry, in medical research organizations, or in other areas of business and government.

Licensure:

Not applicable.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above may take classes on a non-matriculated status. Non-matriculated students can take a maximum of 9 credit hours.

Financing Opportunities

Assistantships are typically reserved for those engaged in doctoral study.

Updated 5.8.06