Fifth Year M.S. Program

Many positions for statisticians require the M.S. in Applied Statistics degree. This is a professional degree program (think of an MBA) that prepares for employment as a statistician, and is quite different from the research graduate program leading to the Doctorate. The Applied M.S. is normally a two-year degree program. However, an undergraduate student on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue who elects the Statistics Major with Mathematics Emphasis can earn the M.S. in one additional year of study. This requires careful planning -- students who are considering the Fifth-Year program should consult a faculty advisor about suitable electives in their undergraduate program. See the description and sample plan for Fifth Year Applied Statistics. Undergraduates at Purdue are encouraged to contact the Statistics Graduate Secretary ( early in their undergraduate career.

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