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Applied Statistics
Master of Science
College of Science
Graduate Program Contact Steven LaLonde

This master of science degree in applied statistics provides students with a broad spectrum of skills in statistical methods as described in the previous section. Successful graduates will have completed 30 credit hours of core and elective courses carefully designed by our faculty based on the current demands from employers and the standards in the field of applied statistics.

Our MS students work with their faculty advisors on establishing a plan of study. This process typically involves selection of a concentration based on the student’s interests and desires of specific types of employment. Each concentration consists of two elective courses with an arbitrary selection of the remaining electives. These concentrations are optional, that is, a student can also design his or her own sequence of elective courses. The following five concentrations are available:

  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Mining/Machine Learning
  • Industrial
  • Biostatistics
  • Theory

Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.

  • Price $993 per credit hour (2016/17 AY)
  • Duration

    30 credit hours required

    A full-time student could finish the program in 1.5-2 years, and a part-time student could complete the program in 4 years.

  • Courses
  • Jobs
    • Statistician
    • Business Analyst
    • Data Scientist
    • Economist
    • Software Engineer
    • Mathematician
    • Risk Analyst
    • Quality Analyst
    • Investigator
    • Environmental Scientist
    • Pharmaceutical Engineer
    • Researcher
    • Data Analyst
    • Quality Engineer
    • Reliability Analyst
    • Statistical Consultant
    • Quality Manager
    • Statistical Consultant
    • Project Manager
    • Manager
    • Professor
  • Employers
    • Bausch & Lomb
    • Delphi
    • Eastman Kodak Company
    • General Motors
    • Harris Interactive
    • Harris RF Communications
    • Johnson & Johnson (Ortho Clinical)
    • Moog
    • Pfizer
    • Southco
    • Welch Allyn
    • Xerox
  • Program Differentiators
    • 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
    • RIT alums hail from more than 101 countries and work for more than 3,000 employers
    • Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 114,000-strong RIT alumni community
    • We build programs based on real-time employer demand
    • The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
    • RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
    • We provide the same library services and resources, including a dedicated librarian, for online students
    • Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
    • We provide enriched personalized academic advising
    • You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
  • Application Requirements

    Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.

    To be considered for admission to the master of science in applied statistics, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:

    • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (minimum 3.0 GPA strongly recommended)
    • Have a satisfactory background in mathematics (one year of university-level calculus) and statistics (preferably two courses in probability and statistics)
    • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Submit a current resume and two letters of recommendation
    • A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Students must achieve the following minimum scores prior to consideration for admission: 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 58 on the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE). Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, PTE-Academic, or IELTS exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales
    • Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required, however submitting scores may support the admission of an applicant who is deficient in certain admission requirements
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