MS Typical Plans

Plan of Study for a Full Time MS Student

The programs presented below are the quickest programs to the various MS options, based on option desired and term of entry. Students may elect a slower program by taking fewer courses each term. Students required to maintain full-time status The accelerated programs below come with some loss in choice of electives.

For students pursuing either none of the options, or pursuing the Biostatistics Option

For students entering in the Fall

Fall Spring Fall
590 585 584
582 583 Elective
586   Elective
563 542  

Notes:

  • For Students not pursuing the Biostatistics Option, 542, 584, and 585 may be replaced by any elective.

For students entering in the Spring

Spring Summer Fall
585 583 584
590 580 *
586   553
563   555*

Notes:

  • For Students not pursuing the Biostatistics Option, 542, 584, and 585 may be replaced by any elective.
  • Students are free not to take courses during the summer; in this case, the course of study will extend into the following fall.
  • The course 585, Biostatistics II, may be taken before 584, Biostatistics I.
  • The asterisk in Fall semester represents an elective. The required courses for fall force this elective to be taken on Tuesday. Our current standard schedule does not include an appropriate elective on Tuesday. Please contact the graduate director to select an appropriate replacement.

For students entering in the Summer

Summer Fall Spring
580 584 585
590 * 583
  586 Elective
  563 542

Notes:

  • For Students not pursuing the Biostatistics Option, 542, 584, and 585 may be replaced by any elective.
  • The asterisk in Fall semester represents an elective. The required courses for fall force this elective to be taken on Tuesday. Our current standard schedule does not include an appropriate elective on Tuesday. Please contact the graduate director to select an appropriate replacement.

For students pursuing the Quality and Productivity Option

For students entering in the Fall

Fall Spring Fall
590 540 591
582 583  
540:585 586  
563 542 540:580

Notes:

  • This option may not be completed in two semesters and one summer, after starting in the fall, since it requires 591, which has 590 as a prerequisite, and 591 is offered only in the fall.

For students entering in the Spring

Spring Fall Spring
580 591 540
590   583
  540:585 586
  540:580 542

Notes:

  • This option may not be completed in two semesters and one summer, after starting in the spring, since it requires 542, which is itself requires 563.

For students entering in the Summer

Summer Fall Spring
  591 540
590 582 583
563 540:585 586
  540:580 542

For students pursuing the Data Mining Option

For students entering in the Fall

Fall Spring Fall
198:512 587 583
582 567 588
586 198:536 Elective
563    

Notes:

  • This option may not be completed in two semesters and one summer, since 588 may not be taken until the third term in the program, and 588 is not offered during the summer.
  • Unlike most courses listed on this page, 198:512 during Fall semester is offered during the day.

For students entering in the Spring

Spring Fall Spring Fall
563 583 587  
580 586 567 588
Elective 198:512 198:536  

Notes:

  • This option may not be completed in three semesters, after starting in the spring, since it requires 588, which is itself requires 567. 567 is only offered in the spring, and may not be taken during the first semester in the program.
  • Unlike most courses listed on this page, 198:512 during Fall semester is offered during the day.

For students entering in the Summer

Entry during the summer will result in a program similar to that for those entering in the Fall.