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STANDS: Our revamped MS Program

October 28, 2023

The MS program in Statistics, Analytics and Data Science (STANDS) offers students a rigorous program of training in the areas of statistics, optimization, stochastic modeling, and probability. The program is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate students with different technical backgrounds and subject matter interests, and it allows students to pursue a variety of coursework in theory, methodology, computation, and applications.

The MS program in Statistics, Analytics and Data Science, formally an MS degree in Statistics and Operations Research, can function as a stand-alone, terminal, degree for individuals seeking jobs in the private or public sector. However, it also provides a valuable complement to a number of Ph.D. programs in the natural and social sciences, enhancing the credentials of students in these programs seeking academic or industry jobs. In the past, students have completed MS degrees in STOR concurrently with a Ph.D. in areas such as Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, and Physics. Terminal Master’s students, who seek employment immediately after completion of the degree, have readily found jobs in industry and government.

Check the program website for more information.