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Applied Statistics & Analytics Graduate Programs

What is Applied Statistics?

Applied statistics and data analytics involves interpreting data to determine needs, trends and probabilities across many industries. Any field that involves analyzing data-based findings or results needs trained data analysts, scientists and statisticians to interpret and report information.

A data analyst, scientist or statistician’s responsibilities may include:

  • Interpreting performance data for new products or technologies
  • Analyzing demographic data for a political or marketing campaign
  • Contributing to health care research
  • Reporting results from scientific lab or field work

What industries need data analysts?

Data analytics and statistics professionals work in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, public policy, environmental science, business and public relations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in statistics-related fields, including data analytics, are projected to grow 33 percent by 2026, compared to an overall projected occupational growth of 7.4 percent.

Is applied statistics & analytics graduate education right for you?

KU’s applied statistics & analytics graduate programs are designed for students who want to enter the in-demand field of data and statistics. These programs help students effectively communicate principles of statistics and analytics, and assist with design and implementation of data management systems. The programs are open to students who display strong math skills, but may not have statistics-based academic backgrounds.

Admission to the the KU applied statistics & analytics graduate programs requires completion of calculus I and II and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 as well as other admission requirements.

What applied statistics & analytics graduate programs are available at KU?

KU offers a degree option and a certificate option for applied statistics and analytics graduate programs. Students in the Master of Science can choose an emphasis in Statistics, Analytics or Data Science. See the choices below and download the program guides for more information. Each guide provides the program’s curriculum, career paths, admissions information, tuition and more.

Why start an Applied Statistics program at KU?


  • Asynchronous course format
  • Pre-recorded podcast video content
  • Graduate certificate option
  • Virtually interact with students and instructors
  • Complete your degree at your own pace
  • 100% online


  • Credentialed, experienced faculty
  • Globally recognized academics
  • KU is one of 34 members of AAU


  • Skillsets that apply to a variety of fields
  • Learn it today, use it tomorrow
  • Courses designed for those in career transition as well as current analysts

Learn More — Request Info

Shana Palla, MS
Assistant Director of Graduate Education
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
(913) 897-8674
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Sarah Dahlstrom, MA
Education Coordinator, Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
(913) 897-8537
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Scholarships for Johnson County Residents

Students who currently live in Johnson County, Kan., and who are admitted to and enrolled in the online M.S. in Applied Statistics & Analytics, the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, or the Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science are eligible for a reduced tuition scholarship. The Applied Statistics scholarship is renewable and students must maintain a minimum cumulative KU grade point average of 3.5 within the program to receive funding for subsequent terms. Reapplication is required each term. Limited awards are available and funds awarded are variable each term contingent on the number of qualified applicants.

To apply select - https://learn.ku.edu/msap-jcertapplication

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