The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers a course of study leading to an Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Applied Statistics. This program, with its two specializations in Biostatistics and General Applied Statistics, is intended for recent graduates from undergraduate programs in the quantitative and biological sciences, psychology, business, and education, as well as working professionals desiring to shift fields or to further their studies in this evidence-based decision science. This degree program will help meet the increased demand in the greater Chicago area and nationwide for general applied statisticians and biostatisticians. Both in Chicago and nationwide, more jobs currently exist in these fields than do qualified individuals to fill them, and this trend is expected to continue.
Through this program, students will specialize in either (1) Biostatistics, or (2) General Applied Statistics. The former specialization includes Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Classical Biostatistics; the latter includes non-medical applications such as Actuarial, Commercial, Environmental, Industrial, and National Defense. Students completing the requirements for either of these options will receive the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Statistics from Loyola's Graduate School.
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