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Masters (MAS) in Applied Statistics

Manage "big" data and successfully describe, analyze and make inferences using current and rapidly evolving statistical methodologies. Through this online program, you will gain a firm understanding of applications of data analyses, of how to gain information from data sets, and how to visualize data appropriately in a variety of settings. This program will prepare graduates to function in a variety of roles such as data analyst, data management technician, data scientist, statistical programmer, and applied statistician.

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At a Glance

Fall 2024

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Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)

Credits Required: 30
Cost Per Credit: $775.00


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Masters in Applied Statistics overview

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What You'll Learn


Designed for the working professional, this flexible, online program prepares you for a career as a statistician in a wide range of industries. These include high tech employers like Google and Amazon, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, as well as governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local level. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Manage large data sets in statistical computing platforms, including SAS and R.
  • Design experiments and surveys to answer industry questions.
  • Provide statistical consultation on problems that require solutions using multivariate methods and computational techniques.

Course Examples

  • STA 645 Computational Theory and Data Visualization
  • STA 646 Foundations of Probability and Inference
  • STA 654 Applied Bayesian Analysis
  • STA 648 Regression Modeling
  • STA 649 Design of Experiments
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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Standard graduate application requirements apply.


Three letters of recommendation: Only email addresses are required. References will receive an automated email to upload their reference.

Admissions Criteria

Standard graduate admission requirements apply.

  • Completion of a two-semester sequence in calculus
  • Completion of one semester of statistics

*This program has Fall Admissions only

Program Contact

Katherine Thompson
Director of Graduate Studies


Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
Start Date:

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

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Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

One tuition rate

Pay the same online tuition rate, no matter where you live.

UK degree

Degrees are conferred by the University of Kentucky, an accredited university.

Grad tuition cap

Save money by paying for only 9 standard credit hours per semester, even if you take more.

Flexible schedule

Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.


Eric Rannenberg, former student
The degree gave me immediate and valuable skill sets, as well as the confidence to know the types of analysis required to solve complex problems.
Eric Rannenberg


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