Master of Science in Statistics, Applied Statistics Concentration

Douglas G. Simpson, Department Chair
101 Illini Hall, MC-374
725 South Wright Street
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
PH: 217-333-2167

The Department of Statistics offers the Master of Science in Statistics with specialization in a variety of areas of application. The degree program consists of a core of statistics courses covering statistical theory, linear models, and statistical consulting, and further coursework in the field of application and in statistics. The program offers an additional degree for students earning an advanced degree in the area of application.

To be eligible for this program, students must be pursuing an advanced degree in a department other than Statistics at the Urbana-Champaign campus. Students interested in economic statistics should apply for the applied concentration. Full statements of degree requirements are available from the head of the unit offering a specialization or from the Graduate Advisor of the Department of Statistics.

Five graduate courses must be completed in your primary field, in an area relevant to the field of Statistics.20
STAT 410/MATH 464Statistics and Probability II (or equivalent proficiency)4
STAT 425Applied Regression and Design4
or STAT 424 Analysis of Variance
STAT 427Statistical Consulting (or experience in applied statistics) 0-4
or STAT 593 STAT Internship
Select one of the following:4
Analysis of Variance
Applied Regression and Design
Sampling and Categorical Data
Statistical Computing
Time Series Analysis
Computational Statistics
Multivariate Analysis (if not used to fulfill another requirement)
Total hours32-36

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
A concentation is not required.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0