The Accelerated Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics program is developed for advanced undergraduate students majoring in mathematics, statistics, or a related field; by which they can obtain their B.A. or B.S. and their M.S. in Applied Statistics and Analytics in five years.

The program is designed to prepare students for a career that requires advanced knowledge and skills in statistics and data analytics. The curriculum is interdisciplinary involving statistics, computer science, and other disciplines. It is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and real-world applications in data science, teamwork, and presentations that are essential in the workplace.

The Accelerated M.S. in Applied Statistics and Analytics degree has two tracks:
  • Applied Statistics Track
  • Analytics Track
The program requires 30 credit hours; including 27 hours of course work and 3 hours of practicum/internship or Plan B project.

Practicum/internship may take place in a variety of different formats chosen by students. It can be applied research projects supervised by a faculty advisor, an internal or external consulting project, an internship at a company, and so on.

Advanced undergraduate students majoring in Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences may want to consider the option by which they can obtain a Bachelor degree and their Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics in five years. To be eligible for the accelerated program, a student must:

  • Have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of mathematics, including Calculus II and Linear Algebra with at least a B in each of the mathematics courses taken
  • Have completed at least 9 credit hours of statistics including STA 580 (or equivalent) and STA 584 (or equivalent) with at least a B+ in each of the statistics courses taken
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 overall, a 3.0 in mathematics and a 3.3 in statistics are required
  • Have completed at least 93 credit hours of undergraduate coursework, including all competency requirement and all but 9 credit hours of University Program requirements.
The Accelerated Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics is a 30 hours program (27 hours of coursework and 3 hours of Practicum/ Internship or Plan B Project). The coursework is the same as the M.S. in Applied Statistics and Analytics, except STA 581 as described in the first bullet below.

  • STA 581 does not count toward the Accelerated M.S. program in Applied Statistics and Analytics. Students in the accelerated MS program are required to take the sequence of STA 584 and STA 585 in their BS/BA degree. Both courses are counted toward their undergraduate credits and STA 585 is counted toward their graduate credits 
  • Prior to the fourth year, students will complete STA 580 and STA 584
  • There are two tracks in the M.S. program, one in Applied Statistics and the other in Analytics. During the fourth year, students must select one track
  • Students choose the Applied Statistics track must complete STA 582, STA 591, STA 675, and STA 585, which will be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Students in the Analytics track must complete ITC 510, STA 591, STA 675, and STA 585, which will be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Students will complete the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree requirements by the end of the summer term of the fourth year
  • Students will complete the coursework and the Practicum/Internship or Plan Project for the Masters of Science degree requirements by the end of the summer term of their fifth year

A sample curriculum for a student who has completed 93 credit hours of undergraduate coursework is given below:

Analytics Track
  • Year 4 - Fall
    • Undergraduate courses (9 hours), in addition to ITC 510 and STA 591 (3 hours each)
  •  Year 4 - Spring
    • Undergraduate courses (6 hours), in addition to STA 675, STA 585, and an elective (3 hours each)
  • Year 5 - Fall
    • STA 686 and an elective (3 hours each)
  • Year 5 - Spring
    • STA 691 and ITC 686 (3 hours each)
  • Year 5 - Summer
    • Choose either STA 695 or STA 698
Applied Statistics Track
  • Year 4 - Fall
    • Undergraduate courses (9 hours), in addition to STA 582 and STA 591 (3 hours each)
  • Year 4 - Spring
    • Undergraduate courses (6 hours), in addition to STA 675, STA 585, and an elective (3 hours each)
  • Year 5 - Fall
    • STA 686 and an elective (3 hours each)
  • Year 5 - Spring
    • STA 678 and an elective (3 hours each)
  • Year 5 - Summer
    • Choose either STA 695 or STA 698