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Graduate Program in
Applied Statistics

We offer flexible learning options. Students can complete the Program by choosing to take classes in-person, online or a mix of both. Students can choose whichever format they prefer for each individual class. Students who learn best via in-person settings can take all of their required courses on the main West Chester campus. Each in-person class meets one evening per week. Students can also choose to take some or all their courses in fully online formats.


We offer three concentrations, as well as our General Applied Statistics degree:

and Bioinformatics


and Marketing Analytics

We encourage students from diverse academic backgrounds to consider our program. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, various undergraduate majors and interests are eligible for admissions. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Dr. Randall Rieger by e-mail at or by phone at 610-436-2440.  

If you have any questions regarding the classes required for the program, please visit  our Curriculum page. If you have any questions regarding admissions or financial aid, please contact the The Graduate School.

Applied Statistics Group

Program Updates:

SAS Tier 3 Partnership

WCU Applied Statistics students can now earn SAS Programming, Advanced Programming, and Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Academic Specialization Badges through a Tier 3 partnership with SAS Global Academic Institute. Please read our Press Release  for more details and for information about how to earn these Badges. 

To view the available courses, please visit the curriculum page

Survey Report Results

View the survey results of previous students' employment, income, and satisfaction.

Q20 - Please indicate your overall degree of satisfaction with West Chester University's Applied Statistics program and your experiences as a student:

Q11 - If you are currently employed, please indicate the overall extent to which West Chester University's Applied Statistics program and your experience as a student contributed to preparing you for your current position:

Q5 - What is your current Pre-Tax Annual Income?

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Jared Stufft

Jared Stufft
Elion Partners, Director of Data Science

Featured Alumni:

I was searching for a program that was applied in nature but without sacrificing the mathematical rigor. WCU was the only program I found that taught the theoretical grounding alongside the application in the way that I wanted so I could really understand the toolkit that I was building.

I came to the WCU program right out of my undergraduate degree, knowing that I wanted to work with "math and computers." I was already interested in the field but the classes I took and the professors I met helped to really ignite a deep passion for applied statistics. I think that passion has pushed me to learn and apply more and more, and that has translated into a very fulfilling career so far. I don't think I would have had the same set of tools to build that career if I had chosen a different program.

The program really shaped my way of statistical thinking.

Read more on our Alumni Page

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