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Department of Mathematical Sciences

MS in Applied Statistics

MS in Applied StatisticsIn our information-led society data is a crucial commodity. Statisticians specialize in methods for collecting data by sampling methods and in statistical modeling and analysis, with a view to drawing meaningful conclusions from data. They also allow for the effects of uncertainty and “noise” that is often present in real data sets. Accordingly, trained statisticians are in substantial demand in diverse fields such as medicine and pharmaceuticals, environmental sciences, service industries, manufacturing, insurance, the financial industry, government, and market research.

Who should enroll?

The program is well suited for students with a baccalaureate degree who are planning to pursue a statistics-oriented career in the pharmaceutical or other industries and in commercial enterprises where basic statistical skills and knowledge of contemporary methods of data analysis and modeling are required. Additionally, for graduate students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in Applied Probability and Statistics, the Masters program will equip them with the basic training in foundations needed for further graduate studies and research. It will also benefit practicing engineers and high technology workers who are seeking to advance their knowledge of statistical methods.  The degree can be completed on a part-time basis, an option available to U.S. citizens and residents.

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