Cornell University




410 Thurston Ave

Ithaca, NY 14850

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) is a one-year degree in applied statistics for persons interested in professional careers in statistical analysis for business, industry or government. The program has three main components:
ò A two-semester core course, covering a wide range of statistical applications, computing, and consulting.
ò An in-depth statistical analysis project.
ò Required coursework, including a two-semester course sequence in mathematical probability and statistics; and elective coursework selected from offerings in both the Department of Statistical Science and other departments at Cornell.
The program can be completed in one year by a well-prepared student with the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in statistics or applied mathematics (e.g. calculus & linear algebra (Math 111/112, 231); core applied statistics (STBTRY 601/602); & math/statistics/computing electives. Students with less preparation can complete the degree requirements in one or two additional semesters by making up missing prerequisites.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999