Develop the data analytic and computing skills that companies desire. Learn how to compose data visualizations. Work with big data and make sense of the patterns it creates. The Master of Applied Statistics (M.A.S.) is designed to advance your career by training you to apply statistical analyses to a wide variety of problems.
Designed for the working professional, this flexible, online program prepares you for a career as a statistician in a wide range of industries. These include high tech employers like Google and Amazon, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, as well as governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local level. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:
Admission to the M.A.S. program requires completion of an undergraduate degree, two semesters of calculus, and one semester of general statistics.
"The degree gave me immediate and valuable skill sets, as well as the confidence to know the types of analysis required to solve complex problems."
Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields.
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About a third of statisticians work for the federal government or for scientific research and development companies. Although statisticians work mostly in offices, they may travel to collect data or to oversee a survey’s design or implementation.
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University of Kentucky
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