Montclair State University
College of Science and Mathematics
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a Master of Science degree in Statistics and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics with a Statistics concentration. The Department of Computer Science offers the Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Applied Statistics. The degrees with concentrations in statistics are discussed under degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science respectively. The MS in Statistics has been developed for students interested in becoming practitioners of statistics, who are trained in statistical methodology. The programs emphasize the foundations and concepts of statistics as well as the new and developing areas of statistics. Though the applications of statistical sciences are emphasized, the theoretical foundations are presented as well. Specifically, students are prepared for professional work in the design and analysis of statistical models, development and analysis of statistical models, data analytic techniques and the associated computational methods, and statistical computing. The curriculum is designed to allow students to develop the skills needed to achieve positions in the many pharmaceutical, chemical, health services, public service and consumer product corporations and other industries that require significant research and development efforts as well as data analysis. Through the accessibility of computers and the availability of powerful statistical software to analyze huge data sets, the use of statistical methods has now become quite widespread in many industries.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Facts & Figures
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999