Master’s Degree (MS) in Applied Statistics

Applied Statistics: The UDC Edge

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Master’s Degree (MS) in Applied Statistics

(Program Terminated and in Teach Out)

This program is not accepting new applications. The program was discontinued, effective March 27, 2014, as a result of a resolution of the UDC Board of Trustees.  Students currently matriculating as majors will be able to complete their degree program provided they remain continuously enrolled throughout the teach-out period.   A teach-out program for this discontinued major is available for currently enrolled students. 

The master’s degree program in applied statistics at the University of the District of Columbia provides the interdisciplinary science and statistical knowledge needed to pursue specialized careers in finance, business, social sciences, environmental sciences, public policy or health.


Curriculum and Requirements in the UDC Applied Statistics Program

You can choose from two degree options:

  • A professional science master’s degree (PSM), including an internship
  • A master’s degree program (MS), requiring a thesis

Both options provide a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Subjects covered in the applied statistics master’s degree program include:

  • Probability theory
  • Data analysis with statistical software
  • Statistical modeling
  • Regression analysis and analysis of variance
  • Time series analysis
  • Survey and sampling theory
  • Data mining

Elective coursework may cover business, policy, public administration, ethics, communications or project management.

Student Organizations and Activities in the UDC Applied Statistics Program

You can enhance your classroom education with service-learning opportunities, such as summer programs and school science fairs. Our annual Pi Day event, held every year on March 14, gives you an opportunity to generate interest in math among students in District of Columbia public schools.

Students are also encouraged to participate in the campus Mathematics Club, assist faculty members with research projects and attend and present at colloquia, conferences and seminars.

Faculty Spotlight: UDC Applied Statistics Program

Career Pathways and Prospects

Advanced knowledge of applied statistics is valuable in many fields, including finance, business, social sciences, environmental sciences, public policy and health.

Contact info:

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