Master of Applied Statistics
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A Master of Applied Statistics Can Open the Door to Exciting Career Options
The demand for trained statisticians continues to increase as the world becomes more quantitative and dependent on sound data and numerical reasoning. With a master’s degree in applied statistics you can pursue a career in almost any field, including education, science, technology, government, or business.
To help you gain the necessary credentials to enter this flourishing field, Penn State World Campus has partnered with Penn State’s Eberly College of Science to offer an online Master of Applied Statistics.
Why a Master of Applied Statistics Online
at Penn State
If you handle data as a professional and want to study a wide range of statistical application areas without visiting a campus, our online Master of Applied Statistics program could be for you.
The online curriculum is based on the resident program and taught by many of the same faculty. The requirements for both the online and resident Master of Applied Statistics programs are identical. You will have the opportunity to use industry-standard software packages such as Minitab, R, and SAS; improve your data analysis proficiency; and even have the option to prepare for the SAS Base Programming Certification Exam.
Choose the Online Applied Statistics Graduate Program That Is Right for You
Penn State offers an online master’s degree and an online graduate certificate in applied statistics.
Master of Applied Statistics
This master’s degree program is designed to help you develop your data-analytic skills and explores the core areas of applied statistics (DOE, ANOVA, Analysis of Discrete Data, MANOVA, and many more) — without delving too deeply into the foundations of mathematical statistics.
Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics
This certificate is designed to help professionals from various backgrounds improve their data-analytic skills. If you are accepted into the Master of Applied Statistics program, the 12 credits you earn toward this certificate will be applied to the master's program. If at the borderline of admission based on other application credentials, individuals who excel throughout the graduate certificate will receive preferred consideration.
Who Should Apply?
If you want to hone your data analysis and analytical abilities so that you can expand your career potential — whether in business, education, health, science, government, or technology — the World Campus Master of Applied Statistics could be right for you.
Career Opportunities for Graduates
As a statistician with a master’s degree, you can greatly expand your career options in business; industry; local, state, or federal government; and educational and research organizations.
Our graduates work as:
- financial planners
- insurance researchers
- quality control managers
- market researchers
- project managers
- public health researchers
- statistical consultants
Online Education at Penn State
Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We strive to create an online learning environment that brings you as close to the face-to-face experience as possible. Learn more about Penn State World Campus.