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OU Online MS in Applied Statistics | University of Oklahoma Online





Big Data = Big Opportunities

The OU Online MS in Applied Statistics (MSAS) is a 100% online, 30-credit program that can be completed in just 18 months. Led by world-class OU faculty, the program teaches students to make data-driven decisions, understand predictive analytics, and apply data science to achieve results. Graduates are prepared to take advantage of a fast-growing field where they can apply data to impact critical decisions and solutions in a data-driven economy.

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Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

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CAS 5773 - Ethics in Statistical Practice

Learn how to ethically conduct statistical analysis in a world where data collection and privacy concerns are becoming ubiquitous. 

CAS 5873 - Statistical Consulting and Communication

Learn how to collaborate and communicate effectively with non-statisticians to answer their subject matter questions. 


MATH 5743 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Learn mathematical development of basic concepts in statistic.

DSP 5673 - Introduction to Scientific Computing

Learn to fundamental computational tools used in statistics. 

MATH 4753 - Applied Statistical Methods

Learn applications of statistical methods.

LIS 5683 - Database Design for Informational Organization

Learn the conceptual foundations of database design and theory and practical applications of design and theory to real-world database designs.  

MATH 5773 - Applied Regression Analysis

Learn how to select the "best" regression equation.

LIS 5623 - Advanced Data Analytics

Learn about the application of data analytic theories and models to solve real world problems using various unsupervised and supervised models.

MATH 5793 - Advanced Applied Statistics

Survey advanced applied statistical methods.

DSA 5403 - Bayesian Statistics

Course topics are models, probability, Bayes' Rule and R; inference to a binomial probability; and the generalized linear model.

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Pursue Your Applied Statistics Master's Degree

Take the next step for your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for eight-week sessions in the fall, spring, and summer. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

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Benefits of the Applied Statistics Master's Degree

Lead in Today's World

Gain skills highly prized by employers in an increasingly data-driven economy. Students learn scientific computing, statistical paradigms, data management/analytics, and essential tools, techniques, and software, preparing them to apply data to critical organizational decisions and solutions.

Solve Real World Challenges

Apply learned skills in cutting-edge tools and techniques, including R, SAS, SQL, Linux Bash Shell, Stan, and JAGS. Focus on the application of statistical and data analytics methods to solve real business challenges for your organization.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible and affordable online program designed for working professionals. Engage in stimulating discussions with your professors and fellow students while you gain valuable knowledge to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of a data-driven economy.

Same Academic Excellence

Forge new career connections with faculty and students and the worldwide OU alumni network. Enjoy support from the dedicated professionals in OU’s Career Services to help turn your valuable degree into rewarding opportunities.

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An Investment in Your Future

As you consider the MS in Applied Statistics, consider the potential return on investment. The MSAS not only gives you knowledge and skills in high demand by employers, but also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. In a world increasingly driven by data, this degree can pay for itself and then some.  

Tuition and fees for the program are $24,540 ($818 per credit). Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.

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Program Breakdown

The OU online MS in Applied Statistics (MSAS) program is structured to provide students with a firm understanding of statistical concepts and statistical analysis across disciplinary boundaries. 

With an interest in driving critical decisions, students learn to leverage technical and mathematical skills to be crucial problem solvers within their organizations, using data and technologies to drive business improvements and changes.

This program offers students the opportunity to begin their curriculum in either the spring, summer, or fall terms.

Emphasizing data management and analytics skills, students will take foundational courses in the following areas:

  • Scientific computing
  • Classical and Bayesian paradigms of statistics
  • Data management and analytics
  • Ethics related to applying data
  • Project-oriented capstone course focused on consulting/communication
  • Essential tools including R, SAS, SQL, Linux Bash Shell, Stan, and JAGS

Program Details

To apply to the online Master of Science in Applied Statistics program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) and provide the following:
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  • Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Written personal statement on career goals and reasons for applying to the program
  • Professional resume that includes past education and work experience
  • GRE scores*
  • TOEFL exam score**

* GRE scores are optional and not required for admission but may be required by potential faculty sponsors to be considered for a Qualifying Graduate Assistantship.

**TOEFL exam required for international students

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

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If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

While tuition waivers generally cannot be applied to OU Online programs, some OU employees may qualify for a tuition waiver and fee exemption package approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-325-2929.

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