Master’s in Applied Statistics Online

Online Statistics Masters Degree - Michigan Tech

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Master’s in Applied Statistics Online

Earn your Master of Science 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 science and 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 statistics degree.

Program Overview

  • 100 percent online; ideal for busy professionals
  • Three start dates per year
  • Accelerated format – 7-week courses
  • 30 credit hours; 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
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“The support is great from my professors, and my student success coach regularly calls me to check-in. I really feel like if I had an issue, I could ask any of them and it would be resolved. This degree has amazing teachers and real-life applications. I know that once I finish, I will be applying this work immediately.”

Keith Holliday

Software Engineer
MS in Applied Statistics
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“The fact that the courses cover multiple applications is what stood out to me. It shows MTU has done adequate research to ensure students succeed post their degree. The professors provide feedback to our discussion posts in a timely manner. I feel they are there for you whenever you need them”

Jae Hyun Lee

Senior Analyst/Commercial Analytics
MS in Applied Statistics
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“I would recommend the Michigan Tech's online Master’s in Applied Statistics degree, based on the quality of the education as well as the enthusiasm and involvement of the professors.” 

Matt Schrader

MS in Applied Statistics
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“I feel absolutely confident in my ability to gain meaningful employment and that the skills I learned have shaped me into an individual that can make a difference.” 

Thomas Childers

MS in Applied Statistics
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“I chose Michigan Tech because I’m a high school math teacher and I was looking for a program in statistics that was 100% online. I was aware of Michigan Tech’s STEM reputation and knew they were a solid school in mathematical fields. I also liked that no GRE was required for admission.”

Mary Lonz

High School Math Teacher
MS in Applied Statistics

Applied Statistics
by the Numbers

Employment of statisticians is projected to grow by 35 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.


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.

Need help with linear algebra? Take our ten-week bridge course prior to starting your MS in Applied Statistics.

Learn Advanced Statistical Theory and 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 analysis and 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
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Masters in Applied Statistics Online Course Curriculum

Contact us 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
  • Michigan Best Colleges 2021
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  • U.S. News National Universities Ranked MS Applied Stats Program

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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 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that statistics and its related fields are among the fastest-growing professions nationally. The estimated job growth will be 33-35% through 2030, or 56,900 job openings for statisticians to drive critical business decisions in the coming years. U.S. News and World Report ranks statistician as the number third-best business job, seventh-best STEM job, and eighth in 100 best jobs.

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

  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Computer scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Electrical engineer
  • Insurance actuary   
  • Market research manager
  • Scientific researcher
  • Senior financial analyst
  • Sports analyst
  • Statistician
  • Statistics professor

Here’s a quick overview of the top careers and their average annual salaries:

Statistics Job Outlook 2020-2030

Career Path Average Annual Salary
Statistician $95,570
Data scientist $98,230
Senior data analyst $99,101
Data engineer $110,483
Business data analyst manager $128,600
Actuary $111,030
Marketing research manager $120,062
Senior Financial analyst $92,481
Statistics professor $152,630

*Median salaries reported by the BLS, U.S. News and World Report,, and, as of April 2022

A wide range of 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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