Degree Programs

Prospective Students - If you wish to find out more about our degree programs and wish to communicate with a faculty advisor, follow this link.

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  Undergraduate Program                          


Bachelor's Degree - a four-year degree program. Students can choose from four Bachelor of Science degree options in Statistics.

The undergraduate program in statistics is an ideal choice for the person who desires an education with a foundation in mathematics, computing, and information management.  Statisticians are concerned with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and work collaboratively with people from a broad range of disciplines.  Our undergraduate degree program reflects this diversity. A degree in statistics provides a student a solid foundation in mathematics and develops computer skills.  A student completing the undergraduate degree will have a sound working knowledge of statistics.  The undergraduate degree also provides opportunities for a student to learn statistical applications in an outside field of study of his/her choice.  The Business Essentials, Data Science, and Actuarial Science options outline the courses needed to excel in these disciplines. Many of our undergraduate students are able to complete a second major or a minor in that selected field.  

Undergraduate Minors in . . .    

. . . Statistics - 25 hours of Statistics and Mathematics courses required for the Statistics minor.   Many students in the mathematical sciences or the business program strengthen their degree with a minor in Statistics.

. . . Applied Statistics - 15 hours of Statistics methods courses. There is no calculus requirement for this academic minor.

. . . Statistical Data Science - 18 hours, 12 hours of Statistics methods courses plus 6 hours of database management. There is no calculus requirement for this academic minor.  


For questions about an undergraduate degree in Statistics, contact

Britney Mann, Senior Academic Advisor

Dr. Carla L. Goad, Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
301 Math, Statistics, and Computer Sciences (MSCS)


  Graduate Program                




Visit with an advisor to learn more about the program

Dr. Joshua D. Habiger
301 Math Sciences
Oklahoma State University
(405) 744-5684 


Masters Degree in Statistics - This 2-year degree is composed of 4 core theory courses in probability, inference and linear models as well as applied statistics courses covering statistical machine learning, experimental data analysis and statistical programming.  Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to effectively collect and use data for decision making, estimation, and prediction.  Graduates will also be well prepared for a PhD in Statistics or related fields.

Masters Degree in Applied Statistics - This 32-credit hour professional master’s degree is available entirely online or in person on the Stillwater campus. Required coursework covers experimental data analysis, analytics, statistical programming and mathematical statistics.  Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real data and present results to peers in a capstone course.  The degree can be completed in only 1.5 years or over the course of many years, depending on an individual’s schedule and needs. Online students will be given access to course materials such as lecture notes, recorded lecture videos, and homework assignments through OSU’s learning management system, and will take exams through an online remote proctoring service or at a testing center.

Graduate Minor in Statistics - This 18-credit hour minor is designed for students already enrolled in another graduate program at OSU who take multiple statistics courses. Two courses in mathematical statistics and four additional three-credit hour graduate-level statistics courses (excluding STAT 5013 Statistics for Experimenters I) are required. 

Doctoral Degree - This degree is composed of 5 core statistics courses beyond the Statistics MS Degree.  Courses are computational statistics, advanced probability, large sample theory, advanced inference and multivariate theory.  Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to develop and implement novel statistical methods for the analysis of new complex data, and be well prepared for a leadership role in industry, government, or academia.

To apply, one must go to the website for the Graduate College at OSU and complete the online application process.

Many students receive assistantships, both at the Masters and Doctoral levels.

Through the generosity of the Gaute Vik Family, the Department is also able to offer outstanding applicants additional fellowships. Financial awards to outstanding current students are also available.


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