Students must complete 12 semester hours of courses as follows in "Course Requirements". Students are expected to obtain the consent of a Portfolio Adviser (selected from the list of faculty members affiliated with SDS) soon after entering the program to advise their course selections and guide their independent study.
Click HERE to download the application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be sent to to GDC 7.408/G2500.
To be admitted into the program, a student must be in good standing in an approved graduate degree program. If applying before completing the first semester as a graduate student, the student must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0. If applying after completion of at least one full semester as a graduate student, the student must have a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0.
A grade of an 'A' in SSC 380C Statistical Methods I
*Students who have taken one or more courses equivalent to the prerequisite course, and students who took SSC 380C but did not get an 'A', may take an exam administered by the Portfolio Committee. (Click HERE for more information).
Under the supervision of a Portfolio Adviser, the student must successfully complete a research project (as part of a 3-credit independent study course) designed to apply advanced statistical modeling techniques to the student's research area of interest. The independent study should be conducted after all other coursework is complete or concurrently with the last program course. All students must present their final projects at the Portfolio Program's end-of-semester colloquium. To register for the independent study course Download the Research Course form HERE. Click HERE for more details on the report.
Q: What are the requirements?
A: You will complete 12 semester hours, including a research project, as specified in the coursework guidelines. You must earn a letter grade of B or better in all courses required for certification and maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or better in courses counting towards the Portfolio.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Submit an application form to the SDS office in GDC 7.408, G2500. Students are encouraged to apply early in their course of graduate study. The SDS department will help each student choose an appropriate course sequence and find an adviser for his or her independent study project.
Q: Can Portfolio courses also fulfill my graduate degree requirements?
A: Depending upon the student's degree program, courses taken towards the portfolio may or may not count towards their degree.
Q: Will the portfolio appear on my transcript?
A: Yes. Your official UT transcript will state that you completed the Graduate Portfolio Program in Applied Statistical Modeling.
The 1.5 hour long exam will be held multiple times per year. Summer 2014 date: August 21, 10:00 to 11:30 AM, GDC 7.402. To sign up for the exam, please contact Sasha Schellenberg by August 15, 2014.
The following topics will be covered: Descriptive Statistics (e.g., mean, median, standard deviation, skewness), Power, Type I and Type II Errors, p-values, z-scores, Bias, Consistency, Common Sampling Distributions, Interpreting Correlations, Confidence Intervals for Means, Hypothesis Testing for Means (using one sample, independent samples, and ANOVA), Chi-square Test of Independence, Simple Linear Regression, interaction.
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