Pennsylvania State University

World Campus

Master of Applied Statistics



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Applied Statistics

Format: Online

Program Description:

Penn State’s online Master of Applied Statistics program is designed to help you hone your research and data analysis expertise. The skills you gain can be applied across many fields—including business, education, health, science, government, and technology—and can enable you to benefit your organization immediately while helping you advance your career.

The MAS program provides training focused on developing data analysis skills, exploring all core areas of applied statistics (DOE, ANOVA, Analysis of Discrete Data, MANOVA, and many more) without going too deeply into the mathematical statistics foundations. Through your course work, you can improve your data analysis proficiency and gain experience using industry-standard software packages such as Minitab, R, Python, and SAS. You even have the option to prepare for the SAS Base Programming Certification Exam.

Our online applied statistics courses are the same academically challenging courses that are taught in our residential programs, but they provide you with the flexibility to study at times and locations convenient for your busy schedule. Your courses are taught by the same industry-respected faculty who lecture on campus, who are committed to ensuring that you receive a top-quality academic experience online


Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Eligibility Requirements:

For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. The math prerequisite for this program is a standard three-course calculus sequence (for example, MATH 140, MATH 141, and MATH 230) and knowledge of matrix and linear algebra.

International Student Requirements:

English proficiency requirements can be found on our website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,007 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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