The Master of Science Degree and Certificate in Applied Statistics bring together statistics, computer science, scientific research, and communication skills using the latest state-of -the-art technologies. They prepare students for immediate employment in a variety of high-paying industry positions or doctoral study in applied statistics or a related field.
Applied statisticians are in high demand in the current high-technology economy. Our program emphasizes a flexible curriculum that allows a wide variety of concentrations of application, including biology, mathematics, computer science, psychology, health sciences, business, pharmaceutical product development, and other self-designed multi-disciplinary concentrations. The Program also offers paid internship opportunities and flexible class offerings allowing for both full-time and part-time students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 610-436-2440. If you have any questions regarding admissions or financial aid, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies. If you have any questions regarding the classes required for the program, please visit our Curriculum page.
Graduate Assistant Office Hours
UNA (25 University Avenue) Room 170
Monday 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Applied Statistics Events
Visit the Applied Statistics Events page to find out more about upcoming department events and orientation resources for new Applied Statistics students.
If you are still not sure which, if any, prerequisite course(s) you need to be fully prepared to enter the Master’s Program, we will administer the calculus diagnostic test, indicate any deficiencies, and recommend any prerequisite courses needed.
For students without a traditional background in calculus, satisfactory completion of this test may be a provision for acceptance. You may take this test multiple times to assess your readiness. There is no charge for this service. However, you must have applied or been accepted into the Applied Statistics Program.
To schedule a time to take this test, please contact Dr. Crossett.
As of 2013, this will be the fourth year of the WCU Applied Statistics / Endo Pharmaceuticals Internship. Endo Pharmaceuticals in Chadds Ford will hire one applied statistics student to work as a summer intern. This is one of the best internship experiences that we offer, as the intern is fully immersed in important projects at Endo.