The department offers programs of study leading to the master of science degrees in two areas of concentration: statistics and actuarial sciences. These degrees are designed to provide students with the necessary quantitative background for employment in business, industry, or government and to provide a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in statistics. Courses in this program are offered at the Lincoln Park campus. Some may also be taken at the Naperville campus.

For further information, please click here, or contact the program director: Dr. Carole Bernett at cbernet1@depaul.edu or 773-325-1343.

The department places strong emphasis on computation and is well supported with equipment and software necessary for research. The computer is used for data analysis and to find solutions to problems that arise in numerical analysis, simulations, and mathematical modeling. The computer packages used in these courses are likely to play an important role in the solution of the problems students will encounter in their places of employment.

Admission Requirements

For full admission, students must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of calculus and linear algebra (i.e., the equivalent of one of the first-year sequences MAT 150-151-152, or 160-161-162 or 170-171-172 and the second-year sequence 260-261-262).
  • A course in statistics.
  • A course in scientific computer programming (other than COBOL).

Applicants who do not have this preparation may be admitted on a conditional basis until they have completed the requirements with grades of B or better.

If you would like application materials to be sent to you please e-mail your request to the Office of Graduate Admission at GradDePaul@depaul.edu.

Graduate Information Sessions

Please join us for an information session featuring DePaul's graduate program in Applied Mathematics and Applied Statistics. At this information session you will have the opportunity to learn about program content, admission requirements, and meet with program faculty.

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