May 19, 2022  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics Quick Start BS/MS

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An advanced degree in Statistics is powerful in its own right; statistical methods are part of the core of data science, so stands as a useful foundation for that as well. The Program in Statistics at the University of Wyoming now offers a QuickStart (“4+1”) MS program, within which qualified students can obtain a Statistics, B.S.  and a Applied Statistics, M.S.  degree in five years.

The program is intended for inspired, high-achieving students; the pace will be intense, as you will need to be taking courses at the graduate level in your undergraduate senior year.

The MS degree requires 30 credits; in order to make the 4+1 program work enrolled students can

  1. Have two three-credit 4XXX/5XXX classes count towards both the BS and MS degrees. Enrollment must be for the 5XXX section of the course. Tuition is charged at the undergraduate rate.
  2. Reserve two three-credit 4XXX/5XXX classes for graduate credit. Tuition is charged at the undergraduate rate, but these two classes will only count towards the MS.

With these four courses counting towards the MS, there remains 18 credits, which can be done in two semesters of three (three-credit) classes each.


  1. Apply (usually in the Spring of your Junior year) online to the QuickStart- Statistics BS/MS -College of Arts & Science program[1]. You will need (unofficial is fine) college transcripts, a statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation[2].
  2. Once you are enrolled in the program, the Admissions Office will work with you to put into play the double-dip and reserved courses mentioned above.

Acceptance is conditional until your undergraduate degree is awarded and results are in from your taking the GRE, which we recommend you take in your last undergraduate year.


[1] Instructions from the registrar: Apply at:

The log-in is different from WyoWeb. If you remember the log-in email/password form when you originally applied to UW, you can use the Returning Users option. Otherwise, use the First Time users option. When you get to the page where you select your program of study, select QuickStart- Statistics BS/MS -College of Arts & Science. All the Quickstart program are under Q to (hopefully) reduce confusion for non-quickstart applicants. Any questions during the application process can be directed to or 766-5160.


[2] These documents are standard for applying to our graduate program; we anticipate we will have a mix of QuickStart students and regular (i.e. 2-year) MS students who are applying from elsewhere.

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