Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Katharine R. Cudahy Hall, Room 340
1313 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53233
Statistics is the science of data with a principled foundation in mathematics that has applications in many fields such as social sciences, engineering, business, biomedical sciences and economics.
The M.S. in Applied Statistics 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.
This program meets the needs for:
Program coursework includes modern data topics in Regression Analysis, Computational Probability, Statistical Simulation, Design of Scientific Experiments, and Statistical Machine Learning that are desirable in industry and academia.
In addition to coursework, students also take a statistical consulting practicum course. The practicum is intended to give students practical, hands-on statistical consulting training. The M.S. in Applied Statistics program produces graduates who can deal with big data, perform statistical analysis to detect hidden patterns in data, perform risk factor analysis and perform predictive analysis.
Students may pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time basis. Many evening courses are offered.
For a thorough program description, which includes program requirements and courses, please visit the Graduate Bulletin.
A master’s student is admitted to the non-thesis program (Plan B), which requires at least 30 of course work with at least 15 credit hours at the 6000-level and a required 3 credit practicum. A formal request to pursue a thesis (Plan A) must be approved by the department’s Graduate Committee and the Graduate School. The Plan A student must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours including 6 hours of thesis credit. At least 12 credit hours must be at the 6000-level. All master’s students in Applied Statistics must complete the 21-credit core:
|MSSC 5710||Mathematical Statistics||3 credits|
|MSSC 5780||Regression Analysis||3 credits|
|MSSC 6010||Computational Probability||3 credits|
|MSSC 6020||Simulation||3 credits|
|MSSC 6040||Applied Linear Algebra||3 credits|
|MSSC 6240||Design of Experiments and Data Analysis||3 credits|
|MSSC 6250||Statistical Machine Learning||3 credits|
To complete the remaining credit hours, master’s students may select additional approved coursework within MSSC or from outside departments.
The following are the approved courses within MSSC:
|MSSC 5540||Numerical Analysis||3 credits|
|MSSC 5630||Mathematical Modeling and Analysis||3 credits|
|MSSC 5700||Theory of Probability||3 credits|
|MSSC 5760||Time Series Analysis||3 credits|
|MSSC 5931*||Topics in Mathematical or Statistical Sciences||3 credits|
|MSSC 6030||Applied Mathematical Analysis||3 credits|
|MSSC 6931*||Topics in Mathematical or Statistical Sciences||3 credits|
|MSSC 6960*||Seminar in Mathematical or Statistical Sciences||1-3 credits|
|MSSC 6995*||Independent Study in Mathematical or Statistical Sciences||1-3 credits|
* To be preapproved. Different topics and seminar courses are offered.
The following are tentatively approved courses from outside MSSC:
|BIEN 6200||Biomedical Signal Processing||3 credits|
|BIEN 6220||Multidimensional Biomedical Time Series Analysis||3 credits|
|BIIN 6000||Introduction to Bioinformatics||3 credits|
|BUAD 6112||Skills: SAS||1 credit|
|BUAD 6113||Skills: SPSS||1 credit|
|BUAD 6160||Business Analytics Using Spreadsheets||3 credits|
|CHEM 5230||Forensic Chemistry||3 credits|
|CHEM 6403||Statistical Thermodynamics||3 credits|
|COSC 5500||Advanced Data Science||3 credits|
|COSC 5610||Data Mining||3 credits|
|COSC 5820||Ethical and Social Implications of Data||3 credits|
|COSC 6060||Parallel and Distributed Systems||3 credits|
|ECON 6560||Applied Econometrics||3 credits|
|ECON 6561||Applied Time-Series Econometrics and Forecasting||3 credits|
|EECE 6020||Probability and Random Processes in Engineering||3 credits|
|EECE 6340||Stochastic Systems Estimation and Control||3 credits|
|EECE 6510||Optimal and Adaptive Digital Signal Processing||3 credits|
|EECE 6540||Digital Image Processing||3 credits|
|EECE 6830||Pattern Recognition||3 credits|
|EECE 6840||Neural Network and Neural Computing||3 credits|
|MEEN 5360||Intermediate Thermodynamics||3 credits|
|MEEN 5410||Experimental Design||3 credits|
|MEEN 6330||Statistical Thermodynamics||3 credits|
|MEEN 6470||Statistical Methods in Engineering||3 credits|
|PHYS 5012||Quantum Mechanics||3 credits|
|PHYS 5062||Introduction to Thermodynamics||3 credits|
|PSYC 6135||Single Subject Research Methods||3 credits|
|PSYC 8101||Advanced Statistics and Design 1||3 credits|
|PSYC 8102||Advanced Statistics and Design 2||3 credits|
Please consult with the applied statistics program director to ensure this list is current.
Why Major in Applied Statistics?
Do you have a success to share with us? We'd love to hear from you. Please fill out this form and tell us about your new job, presentation, publication, or any other award or honor you've recently received. We will post your story here, on the Graduate School website and on the Marquette University Facebook and Twitter pages.
For more information, please contact Professor Daniel Rowe.