Programs Offered by the Department of Statistics
Welcome Letter by Professor Wojbor A.
Woyczynski, Graduate Admissions, Department of Statistics
Dear Prospective Students:
The Statistics Department at Case Western Reserve University offers
opportunities for graduate study to students with interests in statistical
theory, modeling and applications to interdisciplinary work. Our coursework
beyond a core of statistical theory and modern data analysis with application
is individually tailored to each graduate student's interests whether
leading to a master's degree or preparatory to doctoral research. Graduates
with either M.S. or Ph.D. degree are encouraged to have a substantive
area of competence or an interdisciplinary focus for application of statistical
modeling and methodology.
Interested students are welcome (though not required) to discuss their
backgrounds and to outline possible programs of study with senior faculty
before and after formal application. The Statistics Department is eager
to admit strong students and can provide financial assistance to some.
Financial aid may include waiver of tuition and/or stipend or assistantship
with research or teaching duties for qualified applicants. Interested
women and underrepresented minority students are especially welcome.
To apply for our graduate program, please email Sharon Dingess (Sharon.Dingess@case.edu),
who will then ask you to supply
- A resume of any relevant academic/work/teaching experience
in statistics, mathematics, computer science, and/or any other fields.
- Copies of certificates of degrees and any scholastic/professional
awards or honors; official transcripts; copies of GRE and TOEFL scores.
If you have not taken the GRE or TOEFL exams, please make arrangements
to do so, and have your score(s) sent to us before the 1/15/01 deadline
(but preferably earlier).
- A personal statement indicating your education and professional
goals, and your reasons for wishing to undertake graduate study in Statistics
at this time.
- Three letters of recommendation sent directly to us by the
people who write the letters (preferably by email to Sharon.Dingess@case.edu).
Of these items, the personal statement is of particular importance because
it provides the clearest basis for assessing the match of the student
with the program.
A minimal mathematical preparation for graduate work in statistics should
include a complete calculus sequence and linear algebra. A strong background
includes additional undergraduate courses such as advanced calculus, real
analysis, probability, differential equations, numerical analysis or courses
in computer science.
Preparation in a substantive area, whether physical or biological science,
social science, computational science, engineering, or management science,
beyond the undergraduate introductory level is an advantage (though not
required). Good written and oral communication skills are also an asset,
and may be required for some assistantships.
We look forward to having you join our dynamic statistics programs.
Case's General Bulletin details Statistics Programs and courses listings for Graduate, Undergraduate and Professional Programs.
For general information, please see General Bulletin
The Department of Statistics will not be accepting applications for the 2012-13 academic year.
Graduate Enquiries and Admissions