The department offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in applied statistics. The program is 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 applied statistics. Courses in this program are offered at the Naperville campus. Some may also be taken at the Lincoln Park campus.

Certificate in Applied Statistics

Students may also elect to obtain a certificate in applied statistics rather than a master's degree. The certificate program requires successful completion of six courses in Applied Statistics including MAT 441-442-443, Data Analysis I, II, and III, and three courses selected from MAT 456, Applied Regression Analysis, 528, Design of Experiments, MAT 526, Sample Survey Methods, and MAT 458, Statistical Quality Control.

Students in the certificate program in applied statistics should contact the program director during their last quarter to apply for graduation and issuance of the certificate.

For further information, please contact the program director:

Dr. Carole Bernett
Department of Mathematical Sciences
DePaul University
2320 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago , IL 60614
(773) 325-1343

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.

For current events, go to www.depaul.edu/appliedevents.

Admission Requirements​

For full admission in the master's degree program, 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, 160-161-162 or 170-171-172; and the second-year sequence 260-261-262)
  • A course in statistics
  • 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: GradDePaul@depaul.edu

Computer Usage

The department places strong emphasis on computation and is well supported with equipment and software necessary for research. The computer software packages used in most courses are likely to play an important role in the solution of the problems students will encounter in their places of employment.​​