Masters Of Science In Statistics


Rationale
It is a well-known fact that statistics is the backbone of all sciences and hence its development is an important factor. In view of this the Department of Mathematics offers graduate programmes leading to M.Sc. degree in a specialization in one of the following fields Statistics
Programme Objectives
To enable the graduates
i) Apply basic principles of mathematics in other areas of learning.
ii) Carry out advanced research in their specific fields of interest.
189.3 Admission Requirements
i) Should be a holder of at least a Second class Honours (Upper division) first degree or its equivalent.
ii) Must have taken mathematics as a major subject at the undergraduate level.
The common regulations for the Masters degree in all faculties as specified in statue of Egerton University statues will be applicable.
Structure and Duration of the Course
The programme shall extend over a period of not less than 18 months and not more than 3 Calender years. The master‘s degree in Mathematics shall be by EITHER course work and Examination OR Course work; project and Examination. OR course work; Thesis and Examination Candidates will take courses leading to
EITHER
M.Sc in Pure Mathematics (with specialization in Mathematics Analysis, Topology, Algebra,
OR
Differential Equations)
OR
M.Sc in Applied Mathematics (with specialization in either:
Geometry and Relativity
Numerical Analysis
Fluid Mechanics
OR
Computer Science and Operation Research)
M.Sc in Statistics (with specialization in either
Mathematics Statistics
OR
Biometry /Biostatistics
M.Sc. Programme in Statistics
Candidates will take four compulsory core courses (MATH 771, MATH 785, MATH 783, MATH 782) as well as four optional courses. In the second year, candidates will work on a thesis project and they will be expected to present a thesis to be examined in the normal way prescribed in the common regulations governing the Masters degree at Egerton University.
Examination Regulations
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Grading System
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree Classification
The Master of Science in Statistics degree is classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.