The department offers a cooperative MA degree with the Economics Department.
Students may obtain MA degrees in economics and statistics with 48 hours of course work numbered 7000 or higher from the University of Missouri instead of the 52 or more required for separate degrees. (These 48 hours may not include any of the following: Economics 7351, 7353, or Statistics 7510, 7530, 7710.)
Eighteen or more hours are required from the Department of Economics. At least 15 hours must be numbered 8000 or higher with no more than four hours of 8090. Students must take the core economics courses 8451 and 8453 and research workshop 8413 (3 credit hours).
Eighteen or more hours are required from the Department of Statistics. At least 15 hours must be numbered 8000 or higher with no more than three hours of 8090. Statistics 7750 and 7760 and Mathematics 7140 are required if equivalent courses were not taken as an undergraduate.
All candidates must submit a thesis or written project demonstrating an independent effort towards producing original work satisfactory for each