BS + MS IN STATISTICS (3+2 PROGRAM)
Well-trained statisticians are in high demand in various application areas including health and medicine, business, engineering, physical sciences, environmental studies, and government. The Fast Track Degree Program enables ambitious and academically talented statistics majors at Texas A&M University to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree within a period of five years after entering Texas A&M as a freshman. Depending on the electives selected, a student completing the Fast Track program will be prepared to enter:
- Employment as a statistical analyst or as a data scientist;
- The professional job marketplace for quantitatively trained professionals;
- A career in secondary education;
- A doctoral program in statistics, biostatistics, or in a related discipline, at Texas A&M or another university.
The Fast Track program enables a Statistics major to earn both a bachelor’s degree (120 undergraduate credit hours including 6 dual credit graduate hours) and a master’s degree (36 credit hours including the 6 dual credit graduate hours) in Statistics within a period of five years after entering Texas A&M. Students can complete the required credit hours for each degree without diminishing scope or quality of work. The scheduling of the graduate level courses is flexible since many of the MS electives are offered during the summer. A student completing this program will be prepared for employment as a senior statistical analyst or to continue to a Ph.D. program in statistics or a related field.
Students interested in this program will apply during the spring of their junior year and, if admitted, begin taking masters-level courses in the fall of their senior year with an undergraduate classification. Students are reclassified as degree seeking master’s students after completing 96 credit hours, typically in the following semester. These credit hours must include all specific course prerequisites for a baccalaureate degree in Statistics, as well as the courses required by the College of Science and by Texas A&M University for an undergraduate degree.
See more info and program requirements in the catalog.
How to Apply
All applications should be submitted as a pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. All documents are due by the deadline to be considered.
Students interested in the Fast Track in Statistics must meet the following application criteria:
- Currently seeking a BS in Statistics at Texas A&M University
- Minimum of a 3.5 cumulative (overall) GPA
- Successful completion of STAT 414, STAT 415, STAT 408, and one CSCE course
Applicants must provide the following at the time of application:
- A completed application form
- Unofficial transcripts (pdf)
- Resume or CV
- Statement of Purpose – Describe your reasons for pursuing graduate study in statistics and your academic and professional goals in a statement no longer than two pages.
- Two Letters of Recommendation – Please instruct your reference writers to submit their letters by email to email@example.com. Please note: Emailed letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the person writing the recommendation; they may not be sent from the applicant’s email account. Letters of recommendation submitted by mail should be in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal by the person who wrote the recommendation. Letters of recommendation must come from an instructor/professor who can attest to your academic work.
Hard copy documents may be submitted by mail to:
Department of Statistics, Attn: Alyssa Brigham
College Station, TX 77843-3143
The deadline to apply for admission to the FastTrack program is June 1 each year. All application materials, supporting documents, and letters of recommendation must be submitted by this deadline to be considered.