Applied Statistics
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
Websites: College Website
Program Website
Catalog Description
Example courses: Regression Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Statistical Quality Control, Design of Experiments
What will you do? A master's degree in statistics or mathematics is the minimum educational requirement for most jobs with this title. Although slower than average growth is expected in employment of statisticians over the 2002-2014 period, job opportunities should remain favorable for individuals with degrees in statistics. Among graduates with a master's degree in statistics, those with a strong background in an allied field, such as finance, biology, engineering or computer science, should have the best prospects of finding jobs related to their field of study.
Possible titles: Statisticians
Career outlook: Up 4.8% at a slower than average rate