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STAT 678. Introductory Survival and Risk Analysis II. 3 Credits.

Distribution of the random variable- the time until future of a joint-life status, life tables, competing risks and multiple decrement probabilities, Markov chain and Poisson models, indented to prepare students for taking the actuarial exams: SOA1 Course MLC/CAS2 Exam 3L. Prereq: STAT 677. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see STAT 478.}.


The Department of Statistics offers programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Statistics, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Applied Statistics, and certificates in Statistics (for non-majors) and Big Data Applied Statistics Analysis. The program is flexible enough create a plan based on individual prior experience and in accord with professional goals. During the first year of the program, master's and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to meet with each faculty member to discuss possible research topics. The student should select a supervisory committee by the end of the first year. Graduate certificates in Statistics for non-majors and Big Data Applied Statistics Analysis are also available.