Course descriptions may be found in the Stanford Bulletin.
Students must fulfill the following requirements for the M.S. degree:
Students must complete all four courses to provide depth in the field of statistics. Students with prior background may replace each course with a more advanced course from the same area. All must be taken for a letter grade.
Note: Students who have not had Probability may consider taking the pre-requisite prior to starting the program. Otherwise, students should take STATS116 autumn quarter followed by STATS200 in winter quarter. STATS116 is also the prerequisite for STATS217.
Students with prior background may replace each course with a more advanced course from the same area:
AND an additional course in stochastics from one of the following:
|Stochastic Processes||STATS 217||
|Applied Statistics||STATS 203||
|Theoretical Statistics||STATS 200||
**Students who replace STATS116 with STATS217 must take a second course in Stochastic Processes or Probability. Enrollment in STATS 116 after successful completion of STATS 217, 218 and/or 219, does not count towards degree requirements, including as an elective.
|Course Name & Number||Units||Quarter offered||Replace with|
|STATS 116||4||ASSu||217 & 218/219|
|STATS 217||3||WSu||218 & 219 (or 310A ;317)|
|STATS 218||3||A||219 or 310A;317|
|STATS 219||3||W||310A or 317|
|STATS 200||3||AW||300A or 300B or 270|
|STATS 203||3||WSu||191 or 305A|
|STATS 300/305/310 series labeled A,B,C||
At least five additional Statistics courses must be taken from graduate offerings in the department, such as STATS 202 through 376A, except for the following courses that may only be used to fulfill elective credit:
All must be taken for a letter grade (with the exception of courses offered satisfactory/no credit only).
Students who have had linear algebra may take a more advanced mathematics course, such as from the following, or other math course with program adviser's approval. Must be taken for a letter grade.
|Course Name & Number||Course Title||Units||Quarter offered|
|Select one from the following:|
|MATH 104||Applied Matrix Theory||3||AWSSu|
|MATH 113||Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory||3||AWSSu|
|MATH 115||Functions of a Real Variable||3||AS|
|MATH 171||Fundamental Concepts of Analysis||3||ASSu|
|CME 302||Numerical Linear Algebra||3||A|
|CME 364A||Convex Optimization||3||W|
Substitution of more advanced courses in Mathematics, that provide similar skills, may be made with consent of the adviser. All must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of courses offered satisfactory/no credit only.
CS 106A/B/AX, CS 107, CS 140 - 181, or other course with the faculty adviser's approval. Students who have these skills may elect a more advanced CS course. Must be taken for a letter grade.
|Course Name & Number||Course Title||Units|
Select one from the following:
|CS 106A||Programming Methodology||3||AWSSu|
|CS 106B||Programming Abstractions||3||AWSSu|
|CS 107||Computer Organization and Systems||3-4||AWSSu|
|CME 108||Introduction to Scientific Computing||3||W|
Substitution of other courses in Computer Science may be made with consent of the adviser. All must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of courses offered satisfactory/no credit only.
There is no thesis requirement for the Statistics M.S.