The primary mission of the Applied Statistics graduate program is to prepare students for careers as statisticians and data analysts in industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations. A key secondary mission is to prepare students for PhD work in statistics and biostatistics.
- Our graduates will be comfortable using both SAS and R for data analysis and data management, and they will have relatively advanced programming skills in one of the two packages.
- Our graduates will have a solid foundation in probability and the theory of statistical inference.
- Our graduates will have a clear understanding of how and when to apply standard statistical methods such as one-sample and two-sample tests, confidence intervals for means and differences of means, ANOVA, linear regression, and chi-square tests.
- Our graduates will be skilled at presenting and communicating statistical analyses in both written and oral form.
- Our graduates will be competent users of advanced methods from multiple core areas of statistics that are related to their personal career goals.