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Distance Course Description

Please note that as of Fall 2007, our ST course prefix was changed to STAT. These courses are offered based on availability and student interest. If you want a particular course to be offered soon, please contact Dr. Jana Anderson . We will need at least four students to register in order to offer a course. If you would like to obtain a basic (generic) course syllabus, please contact Dr. Anderson. The schedule of distance STAT course offerings can be found here.

530: ( 3 credits) Mathematical Statistics

Sampling distributions, estimation, testing, confidence intervals; exact and asymptotic theories of maximum likelihood and distribution-free methods.

Prerequisite: STAT 520.

Text: Statistical Inference, 2nd ed., Casella & Berger.

Optional Texts:

  • Mathematical Statistics, Vol 1, 2nd ed., by Bickel and Doksum
  • Introduction to the Theory of Statistics, by Mood, Graybill, & Boes.  This text is currently out of print, but may be obtained used through an online bookseller.  Be sure to get the edition with all three authors.

This course fulfills a Group I requirement for the MS degree, as well as fulfilling a requirement for the Statistical Theory & Methods certificate.


Would you like more information about the program?
Charlene Spencer, Coordinator
Distance Program Office
Phone: (970) 491-5268

Fax: (970) 491-1084