Applied Statistics—MS

Prepare to analyze society’s increasing volume of digital and electronic data in business, engineering, healthcare, and other fields. Overall employment of statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students. Explore our Online Master's Program.

Program Overview

Master's in applied statistics program students focus on utilizing statistical theory and methods to address the practical problems of an evolving society. Fields as diverse as medicine, ecology, business, and engineering generate massive amounts of data; statisticians organize and interpret that data for the benefit of individual organizations and of the world.

  • Delivery Options

    • Online: MS
    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS

Applied Statistics Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the applied statistics program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Applied Statistics is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Online Programs

Additional Program Information

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Graduate Director

Yang Yang

Graduate Assistant

Shanna Reynolds


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your Applied Statistics MS. Sample areas include:

  • Applied Statistics

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work in teams with your peers and faculty, using popular, state-of-the-art software to solve authentic problems with real data to impact society. Nearly 40 faculty members in the Department of Mathematical Sciences conduct research on the best mathematical and statistical approaches to problems in a variety of areas. Both master’s and doctoral students contribute to faculty-led research projects while taking advanced coursework in statistics.

Where You'll Work

Recent graduates have landed positions in national laboratories, academia, and private industries and firms. While on campus, you'll study and research in one of our many interdisciplinary research centers and institutes.

Faculty Spotlight

Yeonwoo Rho

Yeonwoo Rho
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

"In the end, data are interconnected in one way or another."

Between different observation times of the same subject and across different subjects–data are interconnected in one way or another. In the era of big data, it is crucial to extract useful and correct information out of them. Rho’s research focuses on how to handle the dependency using statistical and probabilistic tools.

Program Faculty