Statistics: Analytics Concentration, MS

for the degree of Master of Science in Statistics, Analytics Concentration

Department Chair: Bo Li
Associate Department Chair: Jeff Douglas

PhD Program Director: Xiaofeng Shao

MS Program Director: Darren Glosemeyer

MS advisors: Karle Flanagan, Christopher Kinson

Graduate Contact: Aaron Thompson

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overview of graduate college admissions & requirements: Graduate Admissions

department office: 101 Illini Hall, 725 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217) 333-2167


Specific program info here

Graduate Degree Programs in Statistics

Statistics, MS



Statistics, PhD


Computational Science & Engineering

Graduate Minor in Statistics


Graduate College admission requirements apply. Students are expected to have a strong undergraduate mathematics background, but need not have an undergraduate statistics or mathematics degree. Students may be admitted with deficiencies, which are to be removed during the first year of graduate work. A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 590 for the paper-based test or 243 for the computer-based test is required for students whose native language is not English. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. The department offers Ph.D. admissions for the fall only.

Graduate Teaching Experience

Although teaching is not a general Graduate College requirement, experience in teaching is considered an important part of the graduate experience in the Ph.D. program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available primarily in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. For further information write to the Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Statistics.

for the degree of Master of Science in Statistics, Analytics Concentration

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Graduate Programs and the Graduate College Handbook.  

STAT 440Statistical Data Management4
STAT 448Advanced Data Analysis4
STAT 510Mathematical Statistics I4
STAT 425Applied Regression and Design4
STAT 542Statistical Learning4
Select one of the following:4
Analysis of Variance
Sampling and Categorical Data
Time Series Analysis
Topics in Applied Statistics
Topics in Statistics
STAT 428Statistical Computing4
or CS 412 Introduction to Data Mining
STAT 427Statistical Consulting4
or STAT 593 STAT Internship
STAT 410/MATH 464Statistics and Probability II (or equivalent proficiency [may be waived with approval])4
Select one of the following:4
Computational Statistics
Multivariate Analysis
Data Mining Principles
Total hours36-40

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
A concentation is not required.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 2.75