Nov 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Applied Statistics


  1. To develop competence in mathematics and statistics beyond the undergraduate level.
  2. To improve the teaching of both mathematics and statistics.
  3. To prepare for study beyond the master’s level in mathematics and/or statistics.
  4. To strengthen the mathematical background of professionals needing analytical and quantitative skills related to mathematics and statistics.
  5. To provide opportunities for research in mathematics and/or statistics.

Program Admission

Applicants must

  1. Meet all Graduate School degree admission requirements; and
  2. Have completed a course in multivariable calculus, a course in calculus-based probability and statistics and a mathematics “proof” course, although a major in either mathematics or statistics is preferred. A GPA of at least 2.75 is required in both mathematics and statistics course work. Students without such a background may be admitted to the program after meeting requirements specified by the department.

Department Information

Mathematics & Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences

Debra Ingram, Ph.D. | Department Head | 515 Pray-Harrold | 734.487.1444 |

Advisor Information

Bingwu Wang Ph.D. | 504H Pray-Harrold | 734.487.5044 |

Degree Requirements: 31-34 hours

The M.A. in Applied Statistics requires the completion of 31-34 hours of coursework in mathematics and statistics to be distributed among required, restricted elective, elective, and research courses. Approval by the student’s advisor of each semester’s courses prior to registration is recommended. Final approval for the degree by the coordinator of advising is required.

Research Requirement: 2-4 hours

At least two hours of thesis or research study in either mathematics or statistics are required. Students will, with the approval of the coordinator of advising, select a supervisor to direct the thesis or research study.