Is financial aid available to online students?
Where can I find information about the online program?
A variety of financial aid is available to online students. Find more information on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.
Where can I find instructions for applying to Michigan Tech online?
Michigan Tech online statistics graduate degree program information can be found on our Programs page.
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Can the online Master of Science in Applied Statistics (MSAS) program be completed in one-year if taken full time?
Whether an exam is proctored depends upon what percentage of your overall grade the exam accounts for. Some exams, such as finals, which make up a large percentage of your overall grade may be proctored. It is best to check with your professor for specific requirements related to each individual course.
What is the Applied Statistics Grad Certificate program at Michigan Tech?
The online MSAS program is made up of 10 courses, or 30 total credit-hours. Students take two courses each semester. Each course is seven weeks long. The program is designed so that students always take one, seven-week course at a time. The program takes five semesters to complete, or just under two years. Students can transfer up to three courses, or nine credits, going into the program depending on previous educational experience. Even if the maximum number of courses are transferred in, the program will still take four semesters to complete, or just over one year. For more information, or to discuss your specific situation with an enrollment advisor, please schedule an appointment.
Do I need a strong math background for this program?
The certificate program in applied statistics is a specialized program designed to provide students with a solid foundation in statistical analysis, data interpretation, and statistical tools.
The certificate program can typically be completed in a year or less and includes courses in areas such as statistical analysis, regression analysis, experimental design, data visualization, and statistical programming.
Courses completed in the certificate program can be applied toward a master's degree in applied statistics, allowing students to graduate with both their master’s and a certificate simultaneously.
What is the graduate certificate in applied statistics, and how is it different from the master's program?
While some basic knowledge in Linear Algebra is required, the program offers a 10-week bridge course in Linear Algebra for those who are not familiar with the required concepts. Connect with an enrollment advisor to learn more.
How can an MS in Applied Statistics degree benefit my career?
The graduate certificate is a shorter program requiring three courses, equivalent to 9 credits. It can be completed in as little as 6 months and focuses on essential statistical skills.
How does the MS in Applied Statistics program compare to an MS in Data Science?
This degree is designed to be versatile and not limited to a specific field. It provides valuable statistical knowledge and skills applicable to various industries, making it adaptable to your chosen career path. Earning a master's degree in applied statistics can position you for leadership opportunities, promotions, and high-paying jobs, as data-driven decision-making is in high demand across various fields such as financial analysis, marketing research analysis, business intelligence analysis, and even as a statistician helping physicians make data-based decisions in healthcare.
How can I become familiar with the required software?
The MS in Applied Statistics program primarily focuses on statistical methods and modeling, using tools like R and Python, while the MS in Data Science emphasizes the technical aspects of computers and data science, with more of a focus on computer programming.
Students can become familiar with the software through the bridge courses and course materials and take advantage of free online resources and support available for each software package used in the program. Connect with an advisor to learn more.