This Master of Applied Statistics (M.A.S.) online degree trains you in the practical application of statistics, focusing on methods and computational aspects. The program is taught by the same faculty and features the same innovative content as the on-campus Master of Applied Statistics program, but offers the flexibility you need from an online degree. Upon completion of the program, you will possess the knowledge and skills needed to start working in industry, government, or academia as a practicing statistician — a growing, in-demand profession.
Courses are offered in eight-week subterms and span topics from survey statistics and regression modeling to environmental statistics and simulation. The online statistics degree program begins with two concurrent, three-week, noncredit math and computing skills courses. It concludes with a six-week capstone consulting course, where you will enhance your communication skills and complete a project that allows you to integrate methods learned during your course of study to a professional scenario. The program can be completed in less than two years.
Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree and have completed calculus through multiple integration, linear algebra, and one undergraduate-level statistics course.
This Master of Applied Statistics is considered a terminal degree and is not intended for you if you want to continue toward a Ph.D. in Statistics at Colorado State University.