Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

About Our Online Statistics Programs

The Department of Statistics takes advantage of the internet for the purposes of creatively delivering course content as well as to provide a mechanism for interaction between faculty and students. Faculty employ a range of different approaches to learning online.

Through Penn State's World Campus, the Department of Statistics offers two graduate programs. Here is Dr. Mosuk Chow to talk a bit about these programs.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

This certificate program is designed to improve your research and data-analysis expertise and refine and maximize your analytical talents. The skills you can learn in this program can be applied across the business, education, health, science, governmental, and technology fields.

This 12-credit online graduate certificate in applied statistics consists of required and elective mucourses that can deepen your knowledge of statistical analysis and provide you with experience with a variety of statistical software packages, a blend of practical and theoretical data-analysis skills as well as sophisticated tools and knowledge to handle and analyze data.

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Master of Applied Statistics

The Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) degree program is designed for professionals who handle data in their current positions, and are interested in studying a wide range of statistical Sigmaapplication areas while developing a skill set that is now in great demand. Employment opportunities exist for applied statisticians in business, industry, government, and in educational and research organizations.

The master of applied statistics degree program is designed to provide training focused on developing data analysis skills, exploring all core areas of applied statistics (DOE, ANOVA, Analysis of Discrete Data, MANOVA, and many more) without going too deeply into the mathematical statistics foundations.

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