is Applied Statistics? What kind of work does an applied statistician
do? Applied statisticians apply their knowledge
of statistical methods to a variety of subject areas, such as biology,
economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing,
and education. Many applications cannot occur without use of statistical
techniques. Here are a few examples:
Applied statisticians apply their knowledge of statistical methods to a variety of subject areas, such as biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, and education. Many applications cannot occur without use of statistical techniques. Here are a few examples:
Designing experiments to gain federal approval of a newly manufactured
Applied statisticians possess the skills to design large studies, work with data using statistical software, analyze complicated data sets, and effectively communicate statistical concepts to scientists in other disciplines.
Visit the U.S. Department of Labor Website for additional information on the types of work that statisticians do.
What are the job prospects for applied statisticians?
Visit the U.S. Department of Labor Website to see information on current and future job prospects for statisticians.
Why should you consider studying Applied Statistics at West Chester University?
West Chester University is located in the midst of many of the world's leading pharmaceutical, industrial, and financial companies. You will be trained in our Program to have the skills necessary for employment at these companies. In fact, pharmaceutical companies in the immediate vicinity of West Chester University alone employ over 40,000 workers.
Advantages of the Program in Applied Statistics
Do I need to have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics or Statistics to apply?
No, we have designed our curriculum to be accessible to a wide variety of undergraduate majors and interests. If you do not have any background in mathematics, you can still enroll in the Certificate Program. If you wish to enroll in the MS program, you can meet the prerequisite requirements with two classes in Calculus, regardless of your undergraduate major.
Are GREs required for Admission?
GREs are not required. However, borderline candidates for admission or candidates with degrees from foreign institutions may be required to present GRE scores at the discretion of the Program Director.
What are the prerequisites for admission into the MS Program?
In addition to meeting the basic admission requirements of the University, applicants should have knowledge of calculus, i.e., a foundation in differentiation and integration, including multivariate techniques. Deficiencies, as determined by the Program Director, may be removed by successfully completing appropriate course(s) or independently learning materials required for some courses.
What skills will I learn in the Masters program?
The MS program will provide you with:
What skills will I learn in the Certificate Program?
The ability to use powerful statistical software to conduct statistical
Which Program is right for me: the Masters or the Certificate?
The Certificate Program requires only 19
credit hours. The Certificate Program offers a broader overview and introduction
to application of statistical concepts to various research settings. This
program emphasizes hands-on course work, rather than the mathematical/statistical
background required for independent research.
Can I work full-time while pursuing my degree in Applied Statistics?
What courses must I complete (and how many credits) to fulfill the requirements for the thesis and non-thesis option of the MS degree or to fulfill the requirements for the Certificate?
Can I switch from the Certificate to MS Program ?
How do I contact the Graduate office?
Can I take graduate courses without formally applying to the program?
Can I transfer in any graduate courses from another institution?
Can I start this program in the spring?
Who do I contact if I have other questions?
How do I apply to the program?
You may apply online at https://www.applyweb.com/apply/wcgrad/menu.html. In addition to completing the online application, you must provide two letters of recommendation and transcripts from all previous academic institutions.