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Statistics and Biostatistics

Graduate Program

Applying for Independent Study

The Graduate Program in Statistics and Biostatistics allows students, under certain conditions, to study relevant topics with a specific faculty member outside of the context of a regularly-scheduled course. To arrange for such study, do the following:

  • Find a faculty member willing to direct and evaluate this study.
  • Send the faculty member an e-mail, containing your name, RUID, and a plan for your proposed study, including the semester in which you propose to carry this work out.
  • If the faculty member approves this plan, he or she will forward the original e-mail to the graduate secretary, along with your approval.
  • The graduate secretary will e-mail the student a special permission number allowing registration in 960:682.
  • The faculty will inform the graduate director of the grade for the independent study, and the graduate director will formally submit the grade.

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