WPI’s Master’s in Applied Statistics will give you the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to tackle challenges of statistical design, analysis, and control that arise across a wide variety of fields.
Following WPI’s distinctive educational model, in which theory and practice go together, our master’s in applied statistics will provide an in-depth understanding of important statistical methods while deploying them to solve critical problems in the world around you. You’ll have the flexibility to tailor a path that matches your career goals and do research that matters to you in areas ranging from biostatistical application to big data analytics, to social policy analysis.
Curriculum for MS Applied Statistics
Our MS applied statistics curriculum is designed to provide breadth in diverse areas of statistics. Through core courses, you’ll master the theoretical foundations of applied statistics and learn to use powerful computational tools to gather and analyze large amounts of numerical data. You can choose electives with a theoretical or industrial emphasis that focus on topics such as regression, multivariate analysis, sample surveys, Bayesian analysis, and temporal analysis. You will culminate your studies with a capstone experience entailing a research-based thesis or an intensive project that may be conducted with an outside sponsor.
Research for Master’s in Applied Statistics
Our faculty and student researchers are passionate about exploring the theoretical foundations of statistics as well as using applied statistical methods to make important discoveries.
As a master’s in applied statistics student, you will have many opportunities to work alongside faculty experts who are making breakthroughs in these cutting-edge areas:
As an MS applied statistics student, will have access to state-of-the art computing facilities and industry-standard software programs including SAS, R, MATLAB, Python, and Turing, our high-performance compute cluster.
- Bayesian statistics
- Biostatistics and bioinformatics
- High-dimensional data analysis
- Statistical genetics
- Survey methodology
- Time series
Graduate Studies Series
Learn from our enrollment team members and other guests by attending quick and convenient 30-minute webinars we designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as how to funding, how to ace your application, student services, and more!
Getting Involved as an MS Applied Statistics Student
Outside of class, you may join other students in the WPI Math Club, an organization that organizes weekly math discussion sessions and sponsors events and contests including WPI’s Pi Day and Mathematics Awareness Month. You may also take advantage of diverse campus resources and activities, including our state-of-the-art Sports and Recreation Center.
Statisticians are in high demand in many industries, and the broad education you gain at WPI will prepare you to jump right in and make an impact right away. Our master’s in applied statistics students often continue their education at prestigious universities and find career opportunities in diverse sectors, including insurance, communications, government, life sciences, and weather services.
Solve Complex Problems with a Master’s in Applied Mathematics Instead
Maybe you prefer something a bit broader than a statistical focus? Our master’s in applied mathematics explores science, engineering, business, computer science, & industry to give graduate students a taste of mathematical applications in a variety of fields.
Just Starting to Think About a Career in Statistics? Explore Our Undergrad Options!
If you’re interested in mastering mathematical theory to solve real-world problems, a bachelor’s in mathematical science may be a good place to start. Our undergraduate degree covers a range of curriculum from applied mathematics to stats and pure mathematics. This degree is also offered as a BS/MS option.
Maybe you’re interested in expanding your knowledge of advanced statistical methods, but already selected a major? WPI’s minor in statistics can give you a strong base in how to analyze results and model complex data.
Forge New Paths with a PhD in Statistics
Ready to forge new paths and solve deep problems as a statistician? Be sure to explore our PhD in statistics in which students translate and present findings from vast amounts of numerical data. From healthcare to banking, you’ll have the opportunity to work in private and public sectors. If you enjoy gathering data to help develop solutions, a statistics PhD may be for you.
Make Essential Connections with an MS in Data Science
Are you interested in analyzing patterns that data reveals? WPI’s MS in data science lets you develop the technical expertise to determine how data shapes the way we live, work, and interact. You’ll use massive amounts of data to help implement targeted solutions.