Applied Statistics, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit the following documents with the application:

  • Personal statement summarizing the applicant's background and professional interest.
  • Three reference letters.
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions.

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, or related quantitative field from an accredited college or university or appropriately evaluated credentials for non-U.S. institutions. An undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international applicants.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 30 credit hours

Required Courses (15 credits)
STA 602Statistical Methods for Data Analytics3
STA 606Solving Problems with Data Analytics3
STA 631Introduction to Probability3
STA 632Introduction to Mathematical Statistics3
STA 640SAS System for Statistical Analysis1
STA 668Consulting Experience *2
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Select 12 credits of electives from 600- and 700-level STA courses **12
Capstone Experience (3 credits)
STA 698Project in Statistics3
Total Credit Hours30

A total of 2 credits in STA 668 is required.


Up to 6 credits may be selected from graduate courses in other departments, including:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Educational Research Methodology
  • Informatics and Analytics
  • Information Systems and Supply Chain Management