May 20, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
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Applied Statistics [M.S.]

Revised Program [Fall 2021]

The Master of Science in Applied Statistics is designed to provide students with a strong theoretical and computational background in statistics. This program offers a wide range of courses in theoretical, computational, and applied statistics. Students learn statistical packages and analytic skills that prepare them to start a career in business, government, industry, finance, and many other fields. Students also get a suitable preparation to pursue a Ph.D. degree in statistics and related fields.

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.


Program Admission

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Have completed a course in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, a course in statistical methods and a course in probability theory, 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 | Debra Ingram, Ph.D., Department Head | 515 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.1444,

Advisor Information

Tanweer Shapla, Ph.D., 515 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.1444,

Degree Requirements: 32-34 hours

The M.S. in Applied Statistics requires the completion of 32-34 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.