The University of Kentucky's data analytic Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) degree is taught using the latest lightboard technology and weekly "chats with the professor." In keeping with the University's commitment to excellence in education, the University of Kentucky Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics is proud to offer the Master of Applied Statistics online professional graduate degree program.
Who should apply to the program? The program was developed in an effort to reach a wide audience including working scientists, traditional and non-traditional students and professionals looking to expand career opportunities through building statistical expertise. The program’s 2-year and 4-year track options allow students the flexibility to complete the coursework at their own pace.
What will students get out of the program? The Master of Applied Statistics will provide students with a variety of skills that include managing ‘big’ data and successfully describing, analyzing and making inferences using current and rapidly evolving statistical methodologies. These data analytic and computing skills will prepare students for a variety of positions as statisticians in industries such as Google, Intel and Pfizer, Wall Street and a number of federal, state and local government agencies.
Why a Masters in Applied Statistics? The demand for well-trained statisticians is strong at local, state, national and international levels. According to the “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. demand for statisticians is currently high and growing with a 27 percent projected increase in jobs from 2012 to 2022. The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that “Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions.” The Wall Street Journal chronicled the increasing student demand and interest in Statistics in “The Upbeat Stats on Statistics.”
We are confident that you will find an enriching curriculum in our online Master of Applied Statistics program.Please Note: Financial support is not available for the online Master of Applied Statistics program.