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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Statistics

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Students may obtain the M.S. in either the comprehensive exam or report capstone options, in Statistics.

Admission Requirements

Students may apply for the concurrent BS/MS program from the second semester of the sophomore year through the second semester of the junior year (when they have accumulated 45-90 credit hours toward the BS degree). Students may apply with higher credit-hour accumulation or during first semester of their senior year with special permission from the Department Head or the Director of Graduate Studies of the Statistics department.

  • Students must have completed MATH 220, MATH 221, MATH 222, STAT 325, STAT 340/STAT 350 (or higher), STAT  341/STAT 351,  STAT  510, and one additional STAT  course at the 500-level or higher, either at K-State or by transfer  credit.
  • Minimum standards to apply to the concurrent program are a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a GPA of 3.25 in the STAT/MATH Core (above) courses, with a recommended GPA of 3.5 or higher in STAT/MATH for successful admission. Retention in the program requires maintenance of a 3.00 GPA in both undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Application Process

The application process will be the same as for the traditional MS degree except completion of the BS degree is not required. The following steps are required:

  • Fill out the online KSU graduate application. Required supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application as requested in the application.
  • All supplemental documents required by the Statistics Department (e.g., statement of objectives, scanned copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation) will be re- quested as the on-line application is completed.
  • A copy of an applicant’s statement of objectives is to be uploaded. A written personal statement of academic objectives, giving specific reasons for the selection of the discipline of Statistics for study, contemplated research areas and professional plans. In addition, the statement can also mention one of more KSU faculty with which the applicant has an interest in working with.
  • An electronic copy (PDF preferred) of applicant’s transcript(s) from each college or university where applicant completed any undergraduate coursework and completed any post-baccalaureate course work or degrees is to be uploaded.
  • Provide three references. Recommenders will upload their letters of recommendation directly to the applicant’s application.

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