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The University Statistics Committee was formed to administer the Master of Statistics (MStat) degree program, an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary professional degree; and to monitor the proliferation of statistics courses on campus. Tracks of the program are listed in the MStat Program Brochure and on the MStat website. Created in lieu of a Statistics Department, the committee has an interest in all advanced degrees in statistics at this university. The committee has no authority to alter course offerings, except the special topics courses offered directly by the committee.

The MStat degree is granted in a specific department (e.g., MStat in Biostatistics is granted in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.) However, the Chair of the University Statistics Committee signs on all forms (admissions, candidacy, etc.) as department chair for this program, by agreement with the home departments of each track when the MStat program was created.

Track faculty follows each track's procedures to coordinate with their home department. In addition, the committee coordinates with related programs to assure that course content meets MStat students' needs. The chair meets annually with the course coordinator for the Mathematics 5010, 5080-5090, and 6010-6020 classes to review the textbooks and curriculum and provide feedback.

MStat Program Staff

 

Mike Gardner, Ph.D.
Chair, University Statistics Committee
Professor
Department of Educational Psycholgy
801.587.1723
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Laura Egbert, MBA
Coordinator, Master of Statistics Program
BT Sorenson AEC
801.585.6853 Office

801.502.3251 Mobile
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MSTAT Academic Program Contacts

Biostatistics

Alfred Balch, M.A., Ph.D.
295 Chipeta Way
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Hailey Mccormick
Academic Advisor
801.585.6808
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Econometrics

Richard Fowles, Ph.D.
332 S 1400 E RM 222
801.587.8350
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Nicole O’Shea
Academic Advisor
801.581.7481
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Educational Psychology

Professor Dan Woltz
BTS 3220
801.581.2047
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JoLynn Yates
Academic Program Specialist
801.581.7148
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Mathematics

Professor Lajos Horvath 
LCB 233
801.581.8159
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Paula Tooman
Academic Advisor
801.581.6841
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Sociology

Asso. Professor Rebecca Utz

801.585.5496
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Joanna Straughn
Advising Specialist
801.581.6153
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Last Updated: 11/14/16