The MS program in applied statistics is available to both full- and part-time students with courses available both on-campus and online. Cooperative education is optional. The program is intended for students who do not wish to pursue a degree beyond the MS. However, a number of students have attained doctorate degrees at other universities.
The program requires 30 credit hours and includes four core courses, electives, and a capstone or thesis.
Students are required to complete four core courses: Statistical Software (STAT-611), Regression Analysis (STAT-741), Fundamentals of Statistical Theory STAT-731, and Foundations of Experimental Design (STAT-701). Students, in conjunction with their advisers’ recommendations, should take the core courses early in the program.
Elective courses are chosen by the student with the help of their adviser. These courses are usually department courses but may include (or transferred from other universities) up to 6 credit hours from other departments that are consistent with students’ professional objectives. The capstone course is designed to ensure that students can integrate the knowledge from their courses to solve more complex problems. This course is taken near the end of a student’s course of study. Students, with adviser approval, may write a thesis as their capstone. A thesis may be 3 or 6 credit hours. If a student writes a 6 credit hour thesis, he/she would be required to complete four elective courses instead of five.
Robert Parody, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
This program may be completed online. Visit RIT Online for additional information.
Please contact the admissions counselor below for additional information about applying to the online program.
|Program Available Online?||Yes|
|Admit Term||Full-time = Fall; Part-time = Fall/Spring/Summer|
|English Language Exams:|
Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|STAT-731||Fundamentals of Statistical Theory||3|
|STAT-701||Foundations of Experimental Design||3|
|Electives||6 or 9|
|STAT-792, 790||Capstone or Thesis||3 or 6|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||30|
To be considered for admission to the MS program in applied statistics, candidates should fulfill the following requirements:
Students must attain an overall program grade-point average of 3.0 (B) for graduation.
University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.
Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed on the ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Template.
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