Our M.S. in Applied Statistics will give you the deep knowledge and hands-on experience needed to tackle problems of statistical design, analysis, and control in business, industry, or academia. You will learn diverse areas of statistics by exploring foundational theory as well as applying statistics to solve real-world problems through project work. You can choose electives with a theoretical or industrial emphasis, including a capstone that may be conducted with an outside sponsor.
With a current enrollment of 19 students, our program prepares graduates careers in industry or a PhD program in applied mathematics or related field. Our alumni have continued as PhD students at Harvard School of Public Health, University of Connecticut, University of Colorado, University of North Carolina, WPI, and more. Others have gone on to careers with prestigious companies, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Genetic Institute, Harvard Pilgrim Insurance, MCI, Parexel International, Read-Rite Corporation, Weather Services International, as well as government agencies.