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MStat Program Requirements

MStat Program Requirements Planning Sheet

  • Minimum credit hours: 33
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Complete all courses with a C- or better
    • Core courses must be completed with a B- or better
  • Sucessful oral defense of project

Complete the following core courses


  • MATH 5010 Intro to Probability
  • MATH 5080 Statistical Inference I
  • MATH 5090 Statistical Inference II


  • ECON 7590 Econometrics
  • ECON 7800 Econometrics I
  • ECON 7801 Econometrics II


  • STAT 6869 Advanced Methods in Statistics

All core courses must be completed with a B- or better.

Must complete 9 credit hours of electives. Select electives from the list below. With prior approval, students may take courses offered by other MStat tracks/departments. Substitutions approved by the Supervisory Committee Chair or Program Track Director. 

ECON 6610 Microeconomics ECON 7007 Macroeconomic Theory I MATH 5040 Stochastic Processes & Sim I
ECON 6620 Macroeconomics ECON 7008 Macroeconomic Theory II MATH 5050 Stochastic Processes & Sim II
ECON 6500 Monetary Theory & Policy ECON 7561 Economic Development II MATH 6010 Linear Models
ECON 6510 International Monetary Relations ECON 7251 Advanced Environmental Economics MATH 6020 Multivariate Models
ECON 6260 Energy Policy ECON 7150 Labor/Gender I MATH 6070 Mathematical Statistics
ECON 6190 Health Economics ECON 7180 Labor/Gender II STAT 6960 Special Topics
ECON 6250 Environment & Natural Resources ECON 7320 Advanced Health Economics ECON 7960 Special Topics

Project Option

 A project is a research paper written on a particular topic that has been decided by the student in conjunction with the chair of his/her Masters Committee. When a student initially decides on a topic or field of interest, the student will approach an Economics faculty member, who has expertise in the field pertaining to this topic, for assistance by serving as the Chair of the student's Master's Committee. The requirements for formatting and binding the document should be discussed with committee chair – the university does not dictate formatting procedures on projects.

Students must register for ECON 6955 for 3 credit hours in the semester in which they will defend their project. To register for the course, submit the Project/Thesis Research Class Number Request form, and the advising team will send you the course number. 

Length of Program

Degree Progress Checklist for Master’s students

For a full time student (3 courses per semester) the program requires at least three semesters of work. Maximum credit allowed per semester is 16 hours.

The maximum, completion time allowed is four years. Course scheduling problems, which do arise occasionally within the department, could extend the time for completion of all work. Requests for extended completion time will be evaluated by the Master's Committee.

Supervisory Committee

By the beginning of the third semester, Master’s students must choose three faculty members who will serve as the supervisory committee. The student is expected to work with committee members, who will also attend the final oral exam and approve the thesis or research project. The majority of committee members must be tenured or tenure-track faculty and the chair must be from the Economics Department

Graduation Application Deadlines

Students must complete an application by the following deadlines:

  • Fall graduation: June 1
  • Spring graduation: November 1
  • Summer graduation February 1

See the Master's Program calendar for more dates and deadlines.

Last Updated: 11/15/22