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Applied Statistics (MS)

The ability to research, analyze, and interpret data to reduce risk and increase success is invaluable across industries. DePaul’s Master of Science in Applied Statistics not only emphasizes data-analytic skills, but explores how to tackle problems of statistical design, analysis, and control. The program emphasizes computation and technologies that play an important role in problem solving across the job market, including research equipment and software used for data analysis, numerical analysis, simulations, and mathematical modeling.

The Master's program in Applied Statistics offers degrees in three areas of concentration: Biostatistics, Data Science, and General Applied Statistics. The program is designed for professionals who want to enhance their careers while still holding a full-time job, and for those who are contemplating a career change. The program is also intended for students whose career goals will be furthered by graduate-level training.

Program Features

Location and Schedule

Courses in the Applied Statistics program are offered weekday evenings at the Lincoln Park campus. The program can be completed in two years by taking two classes per quarter.

Outstanding Faculty

All courses are taught by full-time faculty, many renowned in their field, who consider teaching their primary commitment. Our students are encouraged to interact with faculty and each other, creating a friendly but stimulating classroom environment.

Technology-based Learning

Many courses use software packages such as Maple, MATLAB, Minitab, Python, SAS, and R—programs often used in places of employment—and expose students to real-life data.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have excellent jobs and careers with leading businesses, including:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie
  • ACNielsen
  • The Allant Group
  • Allstate
  • CNA
  • Discover Card
  • Grainger
  • Havi
  • Hollister
  • Information Resources, Inc.
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Kraft
  • Motorola
  • Navistar
  • PepsiCo
  • State of Illinois
  • Takeda
  • TransUnion
  • Walgreens
  • Wyatt

Our students also are well-positioned to teach at the community college level or to apply to a PhD program.

STEM Designation

DePaul’s Master of Science in Applied Statistics is a Department of Homeland Security STEM designated program. STEM designation is granted to programs that produce graduates educated in science, technology, engineering and/or math who help support U.S. economic competitiveness and growth. International students who earn degrees from STEM designated programs can qualify to extend their post-graduation stay in the United States for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT provides an opportunity for international students to develop their careers while also helping meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals in the U.S. workforce. For more information, please contact the office of International Student & Scholar Services.

Stipends and Tuition Waivers

A limited number of stipends and tuition waivers are available for incoming and currently enrolled students. To be eligible, students must be taking two classes per quarter and must provide letters of recommendation from at least two instructors. For more information, contact the Applied Statistics graduate program director Desale Habtzghi (

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