M.S. in Applied Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a course of study leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Applied Statistics. This program, with its two specializations in Biostatistics and General Applied Statistics, is intended for recent graduates from undergraduate programs in the quantitative and biological sciences, psychology, business, and education, as well as for working professionals desiring to shift fields or to further their studies in this evidence-based decision science. This degree program will help meet the increased demand in the greater Chicago area and nationwide for general applied statisticians and biostatisticians. Both in Chicago and nationwide, more jobs currently exist in these fields than do qualified individuals to fill them, and this trend is expected to continue.