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Applied Statistics
Master of Science
College of Science
Graduate Program Contact Robert Parody

At the center of every discipline—whether business, engineering, sciences, linguistics, or psychology—is the study and analysis of data and the application of information obtained from that analysis. RIT’s Master of Science in Applied Statistics focuses on building a strong foundation and providing practical tools necessary for detailed and impactful analysis of data in the workplace.

One of our most popular online graduate programs, this degree prepares graduates to successfully enter a job market expected to grow 33% by 2026*. Regardless of your chosen field of occupation, this program of study will provide you with a multifaceted skill-set to gain a competitive edge in this expanding job market.

This master of science degree in applied statistics provides students with a broad spectrum of skills in statistical methods. Successful graduates will have completed 30 credit hours of core and elective courses. With the help of their faculty advisor, students will establish a plan of study tailored to their interests and career goals. A core component of the program will be learning and working with industry-standard statistical and data analytic software such as SAS and R to conduct thorough analysis of real data sets. Students are able to choose from a series of concentrations or design their own sequence of elective courses.

Some of the possible concentration options include:

  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Mining/Machine Learning
  • Industrial

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

    $1,081 per credit hour (2018-19 AY)

  • Duration

    30 credit hours required

    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 147 countries and work for more than 3,723 employers
    • Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 121,000-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. Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic 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
    • Certain countries are subject to comprehensive embargoes under US Export Controls, which prohibit virtually ALL exports, imports and other transactions without a license or other US Government authorization. Learners from Syria, Sudan, North Korea, the Crimea region of the Ukraine, Iran and Cuba may not register for online courses at RIT. Nor may individuals on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s table of Deny Orders. By registering for online courses at RIT, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
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