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

Employers are are in urgent need of data scientists and statisticians and those jobs will grow 34% by 2026—outpacing most other occupations. Data is exploding in all fields and industries. The ability to extract, organize, and interpret the huge volumes of data produced daily has become must-have skills to move ahead in or maintain your career.

RIT’s flexible online MS degree in applied statistics will empower you with the data analytics skills you need to increase your value and marketability in today’s data-rich environment. Designed for students from varied professional and academic backgrounds, your degree will begin with developing a plan of study tailored to your interests and career goals. You’ll select one or two areas of concentration to design your own sequence of elective courses.

You’ll also gain a strong working knowledge of industry-standard statistical and data analytics software including SAS and R, putting theory into practice by conducting thorough analysis of real data sets.

Areas of focus include:

  • Machine learning & data mining
  • Clinical trials
  • Informatics
  • Industrial 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

    $1,191 per credit hour (2020-21)

  • Duration

    30 credit hours required

    A part-time student could complete the program in 24 – 36 months.

  • Courses
  • Jobs
    • Statistician
    • Data Scientist
    • Actuary
    • Biostatistician
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Research Associate
    • Clinical Analyst
    • Financial Analyst
    • Risk Manager
    • Data Analyst
    • Data Engineer
    • Economist
    • Business Analyst
    • Software Engineer
    • Mathematician
    • Environmental Scientist
    • Pharmaceutical Engineer
    • Quality Engineer
    • Statistical Consultant
    • Reliability Analyst
    • Quality Analyst
    • Project Manager
    • Manager
    • Professor
  • Employers
    • Anthem Blue Cross
    • U.S. Bancorp
    • Amazon
    • Raytheon
    • Wells Fargo
    • United Health Group
    • Jp Morgan Chase Company
    • Deloitte
    • Aetna Incorporated
    • SAS Institute
    • Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
    • American Express
    • IBM
    • Capital Markets Placement
    • Bank of America
    • Citi
    • KPMG
    • Facebook
    • Medtronic
    • Pfizer
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Northrop Grumman
    • The PNC Financial Services Group
    • CVS Health
    • General Electric Company
    • Covance Incorporated
    • Google, Inc.
    • Intel Corporation
    • Humana
  • 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 (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
    • Have satisfactory background in mathematics (two course sequence in calculus) and one course in applied statistics.
    • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
    • Submit a current resume and personal statement
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) is recommended but not required.
    • GRE scores are not required.
    • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.
    • 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.