College of Arts & Sciences

Applied Statistics

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/15/2019
Start Dates: 08/28/2019
Cost per credit: $728

Dr. Arnold Stromberg

Professor and Chair,

Department of Statistics

College of Arts & Sciences

321 Multidisciplinary Building

University of Kentucky

  • MAS

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.  

Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/15/2019
Start Dates: 08/28/2019
Cost per credit: $728

Increase Your Expertise

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:

  • Manage large data sets in statistical computing platforms, including SAS and R.
  • Design experiments and surveys to answer industry questions.
  • Provide statistical consultation on problems that require solutions using multivariate methods and computational techniques.

Admission to the M.A.S. program requires completion of an undergraduate degree, two semesters of calculus, and one semester of general statistics. 

Eric Rannenberg
"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."

Eric Rannenberg

Imagine Your Future

Statisticians

Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Number of Jobs

30,000

in 2014

10 Year Job Outlook

10,100

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

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.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Dr. Arnold Stromberg

Professor and Chair,

Department of Statistics

College of Arts & Sciences

321 Multidisciplinary Building

University of Kentucky

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