Statistics: Applied, MS

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

Department Chair: Bo Li
Associate Department Chair: Jeff Douglas

MS Program Director: Darren Glosemeyer

MS advisors: Tori Ellison, Hyoeun Lee

Graduate Contact: Joseph Zarnsy

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Graduate College Admissions Info & Requirements

Department Admissions Info & Requirements

Department Contact: Aaron Thompson

Department Office: Computing Applications Building, 605 E Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: (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.

Graduate Degree Programs in Statistics

Statistics, MS



Statistics, PhD


Computational Science & Engineering

Graduate Minor in Statistics

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

STAT 410/MATH 464Statistics and Probability II (or equivalent proficiency - may be waived with approval)0-4
STAT 425Statistical Modeling I4
or STAT 527 Advanced Regression Analysis
Select two elective STAT courses from a Departmental Course List8
Five graduate courses must be completed in your primary field, in an area relevant to the field of Statistics. STAT electives not used to meet other requirements may also be used. 20
Total hours32-36

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 2.75