MS Statistics

## Admission Requirement

Applicants of the program must submit a duly accomplished application form to the Graduate School, UP Los Baños, together with the following:

- Official Transcript of Records
- Two letters of recommendation from former professors
- Certification of English proficiency (if a foreigner and medium of teaching in previous universities attended is not English)
- Application fee (250 PhP for Filipinos, $30 for foreigners)

Applicants must also have a BS Statistics or its equivalent from an accredited university/college. These are evaluated by the Graduate Curriculum Committee of the INSTAT based on the following criteria:

- At least three semesters in calculus
- Have taken courses in elementary statistics, statistical methods, introduction to statistical theory and experimental design

## MS Statistics Courses

COURSE | COURSE TITLE | DESCRIPTION |
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STAT 235 | Mathematics in Statistics | Matrices; Transformations; Infinite Series; Inequalities; Generating functions; special functions |

STAT 241 | Statistical Theory I | Probability, random variables, probability distributions, expectations, moments, and characteristic functions; distribution functions of random variables; sampling distributions |

STAT 242 | Statistical Theory II | Parametric point and interval estimation; theory of hypothesis testing; introduction to linear models |

STAT 250 | Multivariate Statistical Methods | Multivariate normal populations; tests of hypothesis on means, multivariate analysis of variance; classification by linear discriminant function; inferences from covariance matrices; principal components; and factor analysis |

STAT 251 | Linear Models I | Multidimensional normal distribution; distributions of quadratic forms; full rank models; estimation and tests of hypotheses |

STAT 252 | Linear Models II | Linear models not of full rank; experimental design models and components-of-variance models; distributional properties of point estimators; tests of hypotheses |

STAT 263 | Sampling and Sample Surveys | Simple random, stratified, systematic, multistage and multiphase sampling; ratio and regression estimation; sampling with varying probabilities |

STAT 264 | Statistics for Epidemiology | Statistical methods in the collection, organization, presentation, analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic data |

STAT 266 | Time Series Analysis I | Stationary stochastic processes; covariance and autocorrelation functions; autoregressive and moving average processes. |

STAT 291 | Special Topics | Candidate Topics: Statistical Genomics |

STAT 299 | Graduate Seminar | |

STAT 300 | Master’s Thesis |