Completing the Ad Hoc MS Degree
Completing the Master of Science in Applied Statistics Degree
All Ad Hoc MS in Applied Statistics candidates are required to complete 9 courses on their approved course plan that will be counted toward the MS, complete an approved Culminating Project, and meet the TGS degree requirements to satisfy the Ad Hoc MS in Applied Statistics degree requirements.
After your completed culminating project is received, Business Coordinator, Kisa Kowal, will confirm the coursework you have completed for the Ad Hoc MS in Applied Statistics degree.
The Ad Hoc MS in Applied Statistics Program Director will confirm approval of your completed culminating project via email with a cc to the Business Coordinator.
Letter of Program Completion
When all department requirements have been satisfactorily met, the Department will issue you a Letter of Completion for your and our records. This letter is NOT an official degree document. Since your MS degree will be conferred in the same quarter as your PhD this letter serves as a record that you have met the department's requirements and can be presented if the record is needed at the time of degree conferral.
Applying for the MS Degree in GSTS
The MS in Applied Statistics degree is awarded simultaneously with the PhD.
When students pursue multiple degrees concurrently that are not part of an existing combined degree program, all degrees must be conferred in the same quarter. Furthermore, a student who departs (withdraws, is dismissed, or otherwise discontinued from) the program in which they were originally admitted becomes ineligible for the secondary degree.
You will submit an Application for a Degree form via TGS Forms in GSTS for the Master’s degree at the same time you submit your Application for a Degree form for your PhD degree.
Once the department approves your Application for Degree form, you will submit the Master's Degree Completion form via TGS Forms in GSTS.
All forms must be submitted in GSTS and approved by the department by the published TGS deadlines in the Academic Calendar.
The Master’s degree completion information can be found here. The PhD completion information is available here. At graduation time, please contact TGS Student Services to ensure that your Application for a Master’s Degree and Application for a PhD degree have been received and processed.
Please keep in mind that the TGS policy for Ad Hoc Degrees is: “The master’s degree outside of the approved PhD program may not be conferred before the PhD is conferred. A student who departs (withdraws, is dismissed, or otherwise discontinued from) the PhD program to which the student was originally admitted becomes ineligible for the secondary master's degree.”