Each MSS student is required to demonstrate proficiency in Applied Statistics through a period of formal practical training on an applied research project in a mentored industrial internship. A formal summary report on the applied project or internship is required to be submitted and assessed by the MSD as part of the determination of Satisfactory Progress on the MSS.
A student having substantial prior Applied Statistics experience may be permitted to substitute alternative, applied coursework on approval of her/his advisor and the MSD. In rare cases, the MSD may approve an applied research project supervised by Statistical Science faculty as an alternative to industry internship. (Specific requirements: e.g., a formal report approved by the supervisor must be submitted to obtain MSD approval).