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Online Master of Science in Applied Statistics: Overview


Advance your career with a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics

Predictive analysis is a crucial organizational resource in the modern, data-driven market. For this reason, the demand for skilled statisticians is rising. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 35% job growth for statisticians through 2029.  

Excel in this lucrative industry with a 100% online Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from Purdue. Purdue’s market-driven curriculum teaches students professional skills in probability, statistical theory, statistical methods, experimental design, and data management - preparing them for high-demand positions in statistics and data analysis.  

Why a Master’s of Applied Statistics online at Purdue?

The Department of Statistics at Purdue University is one of the largest and most computationally modernized statistics programs in the United States. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in both theoretical and applied statistics, and our students use the latest computational tools to solve problems relevant to today’s world. Our graduates are equipped with the training and experience they need to obtain exciting jobs in industry, government, academic and non-profit institutions. 

Our online master’s program makes a world-class statistics education accessible to working professionals. The 33 credit-hour Master of Science in Applied Statistics program can be completed in 24-30 months of consecutive, part-time enrollment. Students will learn advanced statistical skills that will make them more competitive in the job market while being able to maintain full-time careers, family obligations, and other commitments.  

The online courses are taught by the same distinguished faculty that teach on-campus at Purdue. Online students will also take an innovative statistical consulting and collaboration course – a capstone-like experience that gives students the opportunity to work on real-world problems alongside experienced statistics faculty.


Get started with a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics is a 12 credit-hour program for those looking to improve their analytical abilities while gaining a greater knowledge of statistics. If you are accepted into the Master of Applied Statistics program, the credits you earn toward this certificate may be applied to the master's program.  

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