Marquette University has a new Master of Science in Applied Statistics program for people looking to make a career in data science and predictive modeling.
The program is ideal for students from undergraduate programs in mathematics, statistics, engineering, economics and finance. However, an undergraduate degree in those fields is not necessary. The main criterion for admission is a student’s ability to grasp complex mathematical ideas.
The degree can result in a multitude of careers: data analyst, economist, financial planner, insurance researcher, quality control manager, market researcher, project manager, public health researcher and statistical consultant.
Students can pursue the degree on a full- or part-time basis. Many evening classes are offered.
There is a rolling admission process. People can apply any time before Tuesday, Aug. 1, for fall term admissions (Thursday, June 1, for international applicants) and Friday, Dec. 15, for spring term admissions (Sunday, Oct. 15, for international applicants). All required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.
Merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) and private scholarships may 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.
More information can be found online.