This 30-credit master's program can be completed in two to five years, depending on whether you take one or two courses each semester. The goal is to provide graduates with broad knowledge in a wide range of statistical application areas — and the employable skills in statistics that are now in high demand. Of the 30 credits required to graduate, 24 must be courses from the statistics department, and 21 must be at the 500 level. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 is also required for graduation.
Most courses within the Applied Statistics program are also available as individual courses for those looking to fulfill continuing professional development requirements. Read the instructions for how to register for Penn State World Campus courses to learn how you can enroll in any of the upcoming classes on an individual basis.
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Your fellow students will have bachelor's degrees in agricultural, biological, business, computer, engineering, mathematical, physical or social sciences, and other related fields. The online courses are highly interactive and collaborative, allowing you to build strong ties with others and gain perspectives from other disciplines and industries.