Master of Science in Applied Statistics

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Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Earn your Masters in Applied Statistics Online

A master’s degree in Applied Statistics from Michigan Technological University will prepare you for high-demand, high-paying positions in statistics and data science. The accelerated, 100% online program will teach you to analyze and interpret data in a variety of professional settings and industries.

The coursework delivers insight into a broad spectrum of statistical methods that can be used to make predictions, devise experiments, and draw accurate conclusions. As a student, you’ll work with industry-standard statistical and data analysis software and conduct a thorough analysis of real datasets to solve real-world problems. 

Set yourself apart by building specialized, quantitative skills to meet the growing demand for statistics and data professionals with this math-driven degree.

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Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Strong math background with college coursework in calculus, linear algebra, and statistics
  • Completed application, resume, personal statements, and letters of recommendation
  • GRE/GMAT not required, no application fee
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Program Overview

  • 100 percent online; ideal for busy professionals
  • No GRE Required
  • Three start dates per year
  • Accelerated format – 7-week courses
  • 30 credits; 10 courses
  • National Service Fellowship available to Military, AmeriCorps and PeaceCorps personnel; Learn more

Areas of Focus

  • Advanced Statistical Methods — Combine tested techniques with emerging technologies
  • Programming and Technology — Improve familiarity with industry standards software and tools
  • Real-World Problem Solving — Work with real datasets to overcome common challenges and drive decision making
  • Communication and Leadership — Build the professional skill set to present outcomes with confidence and clarity

Applied Statistics
by the Numbers

34 percent
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow by 34 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Learn Advanced Statistical Methods

Michigan Tech’s MS in Applied Statistics online program will help you develop the powerful and practical statistics toolkit necessary to meet the surging worldwide demand for data experts.  Explore the application of advanced statistical methods like predictive modeling, statistical data mining, parametric estimation, model diagnostics, and forecasting. Build on your experience and bachelor’s degree with a graduate education that adds depth and longevity to your career. Benefit from faculty members who are active researchers and bring their expertise to the classroom.

Masters in Applied Statistics Online Course Curriculum

Click the button below to connect with one of our advisors to learn more about our Online Masters in Applied Statistics program, and receive your Student Program Guide with information including:

  • Complete curriculum and course descriptions
  • Admission requirements
  • Tuition and financial aid information

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The Value of Connecting with a Michigan Tech Enrollment Advisor 

We understand pursuing a master’s degree can be a big decision with many factors to consider. Our knowledgeable and supportive enrollment advisors are here to help guide your decision with the primary goal of evaluating our program offerings against your career goals. They offer you in-depth knowledge of the program, including the admissions requirements and application process. They can also tell you more about the courses, online learning environment, tuition, financial aid, and are available to discuss all aspects of the program with you. Each prospective student will be empowered with the tools, information, and resources to gain a clearer understanding of what it will take to pursue your master of applied statistics online.  

By connecting with an Enrollment Advisor, you can expect to:

  • Benefit from one-on-one attention with a program expert
  • Gain a better understanding of the program and the admissions process 
  • Receive a  recommendation on whether to move forward with the admissions process based on your educational background
  • Get all of your questions answered

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Career Opportunities for Statisticians and Data Scientists

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that statistics and its related fields are among the fastest-growing professions nationally, ranking seventh among all job categories. The estimated job growth will be 34% through 2026, or 53,700 additional job openings for statisticians to drive critical business decisions in the coming years.

According to PayScale, the average salaries for statisticians and related jobs range from $71,920 to $108,000 for mid-level executives. Here’s a quick overview of the top jobs and related salaries per year: 


Environmental statistician-$80k-$130k 


Data scientist-$86k-$157k

Sr. Data analyst-$59k-$106k 

Data engineer-$80k-$164k

Business analyst- $50k-$116k

Actuarial director-$105k-$186k

Market research manager-$84.8k-$139k 

Sr. Financial analyst-$65k-$110K

Machine learning researcher-$82k-$131k 

Statistics professor-$100,255 -$181,140

Opportunities abound, but professionals need strong mathematical and analytical skills to succeed in this competitive field. Michigan Technological University’s online Master of Science in Applied Statistics program prepares graduates to excel in their statistics and data science careers. 

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Michigan Tech is committed to providing career-enhancing online Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs that combine academic excellence and affordability. As a student, you’ll build off of your existing professional experience and emerge with the specialized knowledge to become an innovator and thought leader in your area of practice.