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Computational Statistics

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Michael Mays
phone: 304-293-3607
fax: 304-293-2272

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Michael Mays
phone: 304-293-3607
fax: 304-293-2272

Program Details

Program Description

The computational statistics major is designed for students who are interested in the statistical and data sciences and who also want to work collaboratively with researchers in the computational sciences, e.g., computational biology, computational finance, and computational chemistry.

Career Profile

Students enrolled in this major will become research statisticians and they will develop deep theoretical and conceptual understanding of and strong skills in data technologies, statistical computation, high-performance analytics, data mining, statistical machine learning, statistical modeling, and bioinformatics. They also have the option of pursuing a theoretical track.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Pre-Qualification Process

Students are required to be proficient in the following areas for admission to the program:

Single- and multi-variable calculus;
Matrix (or linear) algebra;
Introductory probability and statistics.

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