2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 21, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistical Computing MS


College: Sciences Degree: MS
Department: Statistics Option: Nonthesis
Program Websites: http://statistics.cos.ucf.edu/
Graduate Program Handbook

Program Description


The Master of Science in Statistical Computing provides a sound foundation in statistical theory, statistical methods, numerical methods in statistical computing, and the application of computer methodology to statistical analyses.

The program in Statistical Computing provides a sound foundation in statistical theory, statistical methods, numerical methods in statistical computing, and the application of computer methodology to statistical analyses. The MS is particularly suited for individuals who have completed an undergraduate program in mathematics, statistics, or computer science, but is also available to those from other disciplines who wish to develop an expertise in data analysis and statistical computing.

Curriculum


The Statistical Computing MS program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. The degree in Statistical Computing includes 21 credit hours of required courses, 15 credit hours of restricted electives, and passing a comprehensive examination.

Total Credit Hours Required: 36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Select one of the following courses.


Note:


STA 6106  provides the independent learning experience for the program. It requires a research project that results in a written report or oral presentation.

Comprehensive Examination


All students must take a comprehensive written examination covering the courses STA 5205 , STA 6236 , STA 6326 , and STA 6327 . For full-time students, this examination normally will be taken just prior to the start of the second year of graduate work. Students are allowed two attempts to pass the exam. Failure to pass after the second attempt will result in removal from the program.

Independent Learning


STA 6106  provides the independent learning experience for the program. It requires a research project that results in a written report or oral presentation.

Elective Courses: 15 Credit Hours


Elective statistics courses will be selected by the student in consultation with the adviser. Certain graduate courses in computer science, mathematics, and engineering may also be selected if approved by the graduate program director.

A listing and description of graduate courses offered by the Department of Statistics is found in the “Courses ” section.

Application Requirements


For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate admission requirements  , applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Official, competitive GRE or GMAT score taken within the last five years.
  • Résumé.

Applicants not qualified for regular graduate status may be initially admitted to the university in non-degree-seeking status and later admitted to regular status once all deficiencies have been eliminated, although only nine hours of graduate course work taken as a non-degree-seeking student can count toward a graduate degree.

Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past performance, recommendations, match of this program and faculty expertise to the applicant’s career/academic goals, and the applicant’s potential for completing the degree.

Application Deadlines


Statistical Computing MS *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Jul 1 Dec 1 Apr 1
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15    
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info


Graduate Program

Edgard Maboudou, PhD
Associate Professor
Edgard.Maboudou@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-5532
TC2 201

Graduate Admissions

Anthony Tufano
gradadmissions@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230  
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL  32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
GMAT: RZT-HT-58
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127
gradfellowship@ucf.edu
https://funding.graduate.ucf.edu

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241
finaid@ucf.edu
http://finaid.ucf.edu