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The statistics specialization is designed to train students in the design and application of quantitative models to decision making in business, finance, pharmaceutical and other industries, and government. An MS program and an MBA program are offered through the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems. Both provide students with the concepts and skills that form the fundamental base of knowledge essential to statistics professionals in today's sophisticated business environment. The MS program is designed to provide a concentrated, in-depth study of the field for those who wish to be technical specialists in statistics. The program consists of 30 credits of mostly statistics, and some related courses. This distinguishes it from the Statistics MBA program, which requires general business courses and a larger number of credits for graduation. The MS is offered as a full-time and as a part-time program.


Preliminary Courses    (9 credits)

Students with appropriate background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements. Grades in 8000-level courses are not calculated in the grade point average. Non-credit-bearing English language modules offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies are required for non-native English speakers, and may be waived based on a waiver exam.

MTH 8001

Calculus for Applications I3 credits

STA 9707

Mathematical Tools for Business3 credits

STA 9708

Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions3 credits

NOTE: MTH 8001 is no longer offered and is replaced by MTH 2610 Calculus I (4 hours, 4 credits).  STA 9707 is no longer offered and is replaced by MTH 3010 Calculus II (4 hours, 4 credits).  These are undergraduate courses to which graduate tuition applies.

Courses in Specialization    (30 credits)

Required    (12 credits)

STA 9700

Applied Regression Analysis3 credits

STA 9715

Applied Probability3 credits

STA 9719

Foundations of Statistical Inference3 credits

STA 9750

Software Tools for Data Analysis  


OPR 9750


3 credits

Choose four courses from:    (12 credits)

STA 9701

Time Series: Forecasting and Statistical Modeling3 credits

STA 9705

Multivariate Statistical Methods3 credits

STA 9706

Analysis of Categorical and Ordinal Data3 credits

STA 9710

Statistical Methods in Sampling and Auditing3 credits

STA 9712

Advanced Linear Models3 credits

STA 9713

Financial Statistics3 credits

STA 9714

Experimental Design for Business3 credits

STA 9772

Special Topics in Statistical Analysis3 credits

STA 9783

Stochastic Processes for Business Applications 


OPR 9783


3 credits

STA 9850

Advanced Statistical Computing   


OPR 9850


3 credits

Business Electives    (6 credits)

Choose two 9000-level courses from the graduate offerings of the Zicklin School of Business, subject to the written approval of the Statistics graduate advisor.