Applied Statistics

Degrees Offered

Master of Science



Program Description

The applied statistics program is focused on producing graduates who can deal with big data, perform statistical analysis to detect hidden patterns in data, perform risk factor analysis and perform predictive analysis. The program is intended for students who have a mathematical background (not necessarily having a degree in mathematics or statistics) that want to develop strong data analytic skills to solve complex, real world problems. In addition to course work, students also take a statistical consulting practicum course. The practicum is intended to give students practical, hands-on statistical consulting training. This program meets the needs for recent graduates who are seeking a master’s degree program in applied statistics, and for mid-career workers with a solid mathematics and/or statistics background who are seeking a graduate program in applied statistics either for career advancement or for a career change. Students may pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time basis. Many courses are offered evenings.

Visit the Department Web Page for more detailed program information.

Application Requirements

  • Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
  • A completed application form and fee online.
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
  • An essay outlining relevant work experience or education, career goals, possible areas of interest, and reasons for seeking admission to this program.
  • Three letters of reference from professors or professionals familiar with the applicant's abilities, academic work and/or professional background.
  • For students applying for merit-based financial aid: GRE scores (General Test only).
  • For international applicants who have not attended an English-speaking university only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission; this means you may apply any time before August 1 for fall term admissions (June 1 for international applicants) and December 15 for spring term admissions (October 15 for international applicants). These are the dates by which your applications must be complete, meaning that all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.

However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), please be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School: Fall (August) Term: February 15, Spring (January) Term: November 15, Summer (May) Term: April 15.

Financial Aid

For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) please visit the departmental financial aid web page. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.