The M.S. degree in Energy Systems Engineering, the M.S. in Engineering and the M.S. and the Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering are degrees administered by the Statler College and available to students from of its academic units participating in those degree programs. Statler College facilities are primarily housed on the Evansdale campus in the Engineering Sciences Building, the Mineral Resources Building, the Engineering Research Building, and the Advanced Engineering Research Building. These buildings house state-of-the-art research facilities, well-equipped teaching laboratories, computer classrooms and offices for the faculty and administration of the graduate programs.
The Ph.D. program prepares graduates for leadership in industrial, government or academic fields. The college offers a doctor of philosophy with areas of specialization in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mining, and petroleum and natural engineering, as well as computer science, material science and engineering and occupational safety and health.
Graduate students are placed on probation the semester after their cumulative GPA falls below 3.0/4.0. Additionally, a grade of unsatisfactory (“U”) in graduate-level research (697 or 797) makes the student eligible for probation. Two consecutive grades of “U” in research make the student eligible for suspension. Otherwise, college policies regarding probation and suspension mirror those set by the University.
A student may initiate a transfer to another department within the college or another program within the University by contacting the graduate program coordinator in the department in which the student is currently enrolled and the Dean’s Office. The department’s graduate program coordinator will then send the student's departmental file, along with an Academic Status Update form to the program that the student is interested in transferring to.
Instructor(s): Staff Terms Offered: Autumn
Prerequisite(s): STAT 25100 or STAT 25150 or MATH 23500. Concurrent or prior linear algebra (MATH 19620 or 20250 or STAT 24300 or equivalent) is recommended for students continuing to STAT 24510.
Note(s): Some previous experience with statistics helpful but not required. Students may count either STAT 24400 or STAT 24410, but not both, toward the forty-two credits required for graduation.
Equivalent Course(s): STAT 24410
All requirements for master’s degrees must be completed within eight years preceding the student’s graduation. This is a WVU requirement. Courses taken more than eight years previously must be revalidated for master’s degree credit and procedures to revalidate are outlined in the policy on Revalidation of MS Course Work.
Almost all departmental activities–classes, , , and –are located in Eckhart Hall or neighboring Ryerson Hall. Each student is assigned a desk in one of several offices. A small departmental library and conference room is a common meeting place for formal and informal gatherings of students and faculty. The major computing facilities of the department are based upon a network of PCs running mainly Linux. One computer room currently houses many of these PCs; these rooms are directly and primarily for graduate students in the Statistics Department. In addition, all student offices have limited computer facilities. For further information, consult the department’s .
Programs and Requirements for the M.S. degree
The main requirements of the M.S. program are a sequence of at least nine approved courses plus a Master's paper. Students may take up to two years of courses. A substantial fraction of available courses are the same as for the Ph.D. degree.
A student desiring to obtain more than one master’s degree, either enrolled concurrently or returning after earning a master’s degree at WVU, may use up to 25 percent of previous graduate level coursework toward the second degree. The approval for second/concurrent WVU master degree form must be completed for this coursework and needs to be approved by the degree-granting unit. The student must successfully complete additional credit hours so as to constitute the remaining 75 percent of the credit hours required by the additional master’s degree. Individual departments or programs may require higher percentages of original coursework to be earned for a second degree.
Programs that admit students with only a B.S. degree are encouraged to require such students to demonstrate the competencies expected of a master’s graduate in addition to the competencies required by the doctoral program before achieving candidacy.
Change of status from provisional to regular may be made for a student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher for graduate courses when the student has met the conditions outlined in his/her conditions for acceptance as a provisional student.
The Ph.D.: Training in Teaching, Presentation, and Consulting
Part of every statistician's job is to evaluate the work of others and to communicate knowledge, experience, and insights. Every statistician is, to some extent, an educator, and the department provides graduate students with training for this aspect of their professional lives. The department expects all doctoral students, regardless of their professional objectives and sources of financial support, to take part in a graduated program of participation in some or all phases of instruction, from grading, course assisting, and conducting discussion sections, to being a lecturer with responsibility for an entire course.
After the student completes the appropriate section of the Application for Transfer of Graduate Credit form, the department chair or graduate program coordinator will perform the following tasks: