Online Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Become a qualified candidate for the rapidly growing number of positions for data professionals

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Expert Course Content

Benefit from high-quality courses developed specifically for this program by industry pros at high-profile organizations

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Career-Focused

Career-Focused

Take advantage of a practical, case study-based approach to learning and free access to SAS (Statistical Analysis System) software

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Affordable

Affordable

Get a solid return on investment from a degree that positions you immediately for jobs with a median base salary of $80K

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Who can benefit?

Professionals from a broad spectrum of industries and functional areas whose work brings them in contact with data can benefit from this program. These individuals typically are intrigued by data and seek to substantively increase their skills; learn how to think differently to solve problems; expand or shift their professional role; and enhance their career opportunities. They recognize that returning to school for an advanced degree is the optimal path for achieving their goals.

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34%

The projected growth rate of job demand for statisticians between 2014 to 2024

– Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Summary

As a top research university in a business-friendly state, the University of Delaware enjoys close relationships with large, locally-based companies in industries including financial services, healthcare, chemical, pharmaceutical, technology, and farming. The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics (APEC) has recruited expert statisticians from these and other organizations to develop case-study based courses specifically for our online students. This approach helps ensure that you have multiple opportunities to learn from and apply your developing skills to current, real-world problems.
The online master’s in applied statistics program also includes numerous courses that were developed by the same APEC faculty members who teach our on-campus students. Online courses are managed by master’s degree level statisticians who are full-time APEC faculty members.

Program Highlights

The online master’s degree in applied statistics provides students with a range of knowledge, skills, and experiential training including:

  • A theoretical foundation in probability and mathematical statistics
  • Applied applications in these areas and more:
    • Regression
    • Experiment design
    • Logistic regression and models of counts
    • Multivariate methods
  • Exposure to and the opportunity to acquire proficiency in essential technology including Statistical Analysis System (SAS), JMP and R—JMP 13 software license has a value of more than $1,700 annually and is included in tuition
  • The ability, acquired through case study, to analyze a wide variety of data and apply appropriate techniques, according to data type and research objective
  • The opportunity to design and conduct an applied research project with advisor assistance and approval
Program Highlights

#2

Statistics is the second best master’s degree for jobs

– Forbes, August 2016

Coursework

As a top research university in a business-friendly state, the University of Delaware enjoys close relationships with large, locally-based companies in industries including financial services, healthcare, chemical, pharmaceutical, technology, and farming. The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics (APEC) has recruited expert statisticians from these and other organizations to develop case-study based courses specifically for our online students. This approach helps ensure that you have multiple opportunities to learn from and apply your developing skills to current, real-world problems.

The online master’s in applied statistics program also includes numerous courses that were developed by the same APEC faculty members who teach our on-campus students. Online courses are managed by master’s degree level statisticians who are full-time APEC faculty members.

Program Structure

ASTAT courses are 100% online. They are led by instructors who engage students in a range of learning activities that may include reading, watching lectures and demonstrations, participating in asynchronous online discussion boards, taking online tests and quizzes, and completing a broad range of assignments.
In support of the program’s MBA-like case-study approach to learning, students will have the opportunity to conduct and obtain credit for a research project, using a data example at their workplace or in their field. Ideally, students will be able to immediately apply what they learn in class to their work environment for the duration of the program.

For every credit hour, there are approximately five hours of lecture, and students typically spend three hours of study (reading, tests, assignments) for every lecture hour. Instructors will be available to answer student questions via email or via telephone—by appointment.

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UD’s ASTAT program qualified, trained and equipped me with all the necessary knowledge and skills to not only be prepared to work as a Statistician, but also as a Data Scientist.

Komlan Setodji, MS in Applied Statistics Graduate