Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Online Statistics Masters Degree - Michigan Tech

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Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Earn your Master's in Applied Statistics Online

An online 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.

Program Overview

  • 100 percent online; ideal for busy professionals
  • Three start dates per year
  • Accelerated format – 7-week courses
  • 30 credits; 10 courses
  • Earn a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics along the way
  • National Graduate Service Reduced Tuition Rate available to Military, AmeriCorps and PeaceCorps personnel; Learn more

Admission Requirements

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

Need help meeting requirements? Connect with an advisor to get assistance with your application.

Applied Statistics
by the Numbers

35 percent
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow by 35 percent from 2019 to 2029, 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.

Areas of Focus

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

Masters in Applied Statistics Online Course Curriculum

Access your program guide to connect with one of our advisors and to get more information about our Online Master's in Applied Statistics program, including:

  • Complete curriculum and course descriptions
  • Admission requirements
  • Tuition and financial aid information
  • U.S. News National Universities Ranked MS Applied Stats Program
  • Money ranks Michigan Technological University with Best Colleges in 2020

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Our knowledgeable and supportive enrollment advisors are here to help guide you with the primary goal of evaluating our program offerings against your goals. They offer in-depth program knowledge and personalized assistance throughout the application and admissions process.

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

  • Benefit from one-on-one attention with a program expert
  • Learn more about the curriculum and online learning environment
  • Gain an understanding of 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 fifth among all job categories. The estimated job growth will be 35% through 2029, or 57,500 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 $109,000 for mid-level executives.

A master’s in applied statistics supports entry into or advancement in many statistics-related careers, including:

According to PayScale, the average salaries for statisticians and related jobs range from $71,920 to $109,000 for mid-level executives. Here’s a quick overview of the top jobs and related salaries per year:

Career Path Average Annual Salary
Statistician $74k
Data scientist $96k
Sr. Data analyst $82k
Data engineer $92k
Business Intelligence analyst $70k
Actuary $96k
Marketing research manager $80k
Sr. Financial analyst $82k
Statistics professor $91k

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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