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The Master of Science Degree in Applied Statistics brings together statistics, computer science, scientific research, and communication skills using the latest state-of -the-art technologies. It prepares students for immediate employment in a variety of high-paying industry positions or doctoral study in applied statistics or a related field.

Applied statisticians are in high demand in the current high-technology economy. Our program emphasizes a flexible curriculum that allows a wide variety of concentrations of application, including biology, mathematics, computer science, psychology, health sciences, business, pharmaceutical product development, and other self-designed multi-disciplinary concentrations. The Program also offers paid internship opportunities and flexible class offerings allowing for both full-time and part-time students.

We encourage students from diverse academic backgrounds to consider our program. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, various undergraduate majors and interests are eligible for admissions.

Curriculum

After admission to the program, students will be allowed to select the thesis or nonthesis track for the M.S. in applied statistics. The thesis option replaces one of the elective classes and STA 531 with a six-credit thesis, to be initiated after the completion of STA 504 or STA 505 and STA 506.

Core modules for non-thesis option:

STA 505 Mathematical Statistics I or STA 504 Mathematical Statistics I with Calculus Review
STA 506 Mathematical Statistics II
STA 507 Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis
STA 511 Intro Stat Computing & Data Management
STA 512 Principles of Experimental Analysis
STA 513 Intermediate Linear Models
STA 514 Modern Experimental Design
STA 531 Topics In Applied Statistics

PLUS

Select two, three-credit electives from a selected area of concentration or STA 601 and one additional three-credit elective from a selected area of concentration

Core modules for thesis option:

STA 505 Mathematical Statistics I or STA 504 Mathematical Statistics I with Calculus Review
STA 506 Mathematical Statistics II
STA 507 Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis
STA 511 Intro Stat Computing & Data Management
STA 512 Principles of Experimental Analysis
STA 513 Intermediate Linear Models
STA 514 Modern Experimental Design
STA 609 Thesis I
STA 610 Thesis II

PLUS

Select one three-credit elective from a selected area of concentration or STA 601

Please see the website for more detailed information about these modules:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/general-information/index-course-prefix-guide/course-index/graduate/sta/

Statistics Institute

The West Chester Statistics Institute (WCSI) provides statistical support, analysis, and education on a short or long term basis on specific projects for the West Chester University community and for regional business, industry, and academic institutions. WCSI is a non-profit organization, committed to providing hands-on, supervised educational opportunities for current West Chester University Applied Statistics Graduate Students. For more information please visit the website:

https://wcupa.edu/sciences-mathematics/mathematics/gradstat/statisticsInstitute.aspx

Visit the M.S. Applied Statistics page on the West Chester University website for more details!

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