The Master of Science Degree and Certificate in Applied Statistics1 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.
In 2021, we conducted an extensive survey of our alumni. The results can be viewed here .
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.
Summer of Statistics: Offerings for SUMMER 2021
Course Offerings are now available for Summer 2021. All classes will still be remote! See them here .
Schedule Classes for SPRING 2021
Registration for Spring 2021 classes is now available! See course offerings here .
NEW FOR FALL 2021: Full Remote Curriculum
Starting Fall 2021, students can complete all of their Master's in Applied Statistics Degrees remotely!
NEW FOR FALL 2020: New Concentration in Data Science
A new concentration in Applied Statistics is now available for enrollment!
A new online course to fulfill the Calculus and Linear Algebra prerequisites in one class is here
See this PDF for more details!
POST MASTER'S PROGRAM
The Department of Applied Statistics is now offering a post Master's program !
New concentrations in the Applied Statistics department begin in Fall 2018! Read more about this new addition .
Hours and Events
Graduate Assistant Office Hours
All GA Office Hours are Remote for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Zoom links are provided in course Syllabi
UNA (25 University Avenue) Room 170
Monday 2:30 - 6:30 PM, 7:30-9:30 PM
Tuesday 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00 - 6:00 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.
Nelson Afanador, MS, PhD
Nelson Lee Afanador is a proud graduate of West Chester University’s Masters in Applied Statistics program (2009). His decision to pursue a Master of Science degree in applied statistics began while he was working as a Project Scientist in Merck’s Laboratory Technical Support group (LTS). While in the LTS he had the opportunity to collaborate with statisticians in Merck’s Center for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) and the rest, as they say, is history. Read more in our Alumni Newsletter .
Dina Appleby, Biostatistician/Data Manager
The Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness at the University of Pennsylvania
At West Chester, you really learn very practical skills. The program is a great blend of the practical with the theoretical — you really study the mathematics that lie beneath the data. But you always sensed the faculty were cognizant of the practicality of what you were studying: the applied statistics. And that kind of experiential learning meant you acquired a much deeper understanding and were much better prepared after graduation. Read more in our program brochure
Amos Odeleye, Senior Corporate Statistical Analyst
Department of Medical Economics and Informatics (at a National Health Care Company) — and — Assistant Professor of Statistics School of Management Studies, Eastern University
When I was investigating graduate school opportunities, I met face to face with professors at a number of schools. What I got at West Chester, what I heard from Dr. Rieger (Professor of Statistics and Program Director), was different from other institutions. It was clear to me that the faculty here were much more personally involved. There was a real connection between students and professors. Read more in our program brochure
Tamarah Smith, Assistant Professor of Psychology
The faculty are so wonderfully supportive, and they’re so good at what they do. They put the program in such fantastic structure; you realize as you move through the program ‘wow, they really knew what they were doing!’ You’re initially so eager to learn, so anxious to really dive in, but they’re laying groundwork and telling you to be patient. And then, sure enough, all the pieces fall into place. Read more in our program brochure