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Applied Statistics (MS)

Applied Statistics (MS)
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Use data to unlock insights

From health care to academics to sports, the ability to research, analyze and interpret data is invaluable across a range of industries. DePaul’s MS in Applied Statistics not only emphasizes data-analytics skills, but explores how to tackle problems of statistical design, analysis and control. Learn about 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.

Choose from three areas of concentration:

  • Biostatics
  • Data science
  • General applied statistics

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

For international students: this is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

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Online Degree

Earn your Applied Statistics degree online with DePaul University's College of Science and Health. Our program will help you navigate the world with essential techniques for evaluating ideas and testing theories. Enjoy the flexibility of hybrid or fully online courses taught by experienced faculty, while receiving the same quality education as on-campus students. You'll have the opportunity to connect with faculty and other students through collaborative and engaged learning.

Analysts are in demand across the city

As the third-largest city in the nation, Chicago is home to countless opportunities to put statistical analysis to work: eight major-league sports teams, more than 30 Fortune 500 companies, numerous colleges and universities, non-profits, insurance companies, and hospital and health care systems.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts and a personal statement.

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Required Courses

You’ll take seven core and five concentration courses.

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of Applied Statistics graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The reported median salary of Applied Statistics graduates was $76,420 upon graduation.

Faculty who solve real-world problems

Study with Associate Professor Desale Habtzghi, director of the College of Science and Health’s Statistical Consulting Center. Through his work in the center, Professor Habtzghi oversees faculty and students as they provide expert statistical assistance to clients like government agencies, university researchers and nonprofits.

“The Biostatistics concentration of the program helped me prepare for a job in the market. Survival analysis and experimental design are widely used, especially in big tech companies. A/B testing requires deep knowledge in experimental design; survival analysis is useful to predict user churn for a company and credit default models for banks.”

Junhua (MS ’17)

Data Scientist, Charles Schwab

Alumni Network

Alumni of the MS in Applied Statistics program have gone on to careers with top companies and governmental organizations such as ACNielsen, Discover Card, the Internal Revenue Service, Kraft and PepsiCo.


Merit-based tuition waivers and graduate assistantships are available. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Science and Health at (773) 325-7315 or

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