Overall employment of statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. With an advanced degree in applied statistics, you’ll be prepared to analyze society’s increasing volume of digital and electronic data in business, engineering, healthcare, and other fields.
What you'll work on
Applied statistics 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.
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.
"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.
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.
Master's Degree Course Work Option
This option requires a minimum of 30 credits be earned through course work. A limited number of research credits may be used with the approval of the advisor, department, and Graduate School. See degree requirements for more information.
A graduate program may require an oral or written examination before conferring the degree and may require more than the minimum credits listed here:
|Distribution of course work credit|
|5000–6000 series (minimum)||18 credits|
|3000–4000 level (maximum)||12 credits|