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"The online format fits with my life, the flexibility of the program has been a tremendous benefit."   Erik Tyler, student


This 30-credit-hour program is organized into three sections: required foundation, area of emphasis and electives. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

Required Foundation (15 credit hours)

STAT 805: Professionalism, Ethics and Leadership in the Statistical Sciences
STAT 820: SAS Programming I
STAT 830: Experimental Design
STAT 840: Linear Regression
STAT 871: Mathematical Statistics

The emphasis areas also require six credit hours of topic-focused coursework and nine credit hours of electives.

Statistics Emphasis (6 credit hours)

STAT 835: Categorical Data Analysis
Plus one of the following:
STAT 825: Nonparametric Methods
STAT 845: Survival Analysis
STAT 850: Multivariate Statistics

Analytics Emphasis (6 credit hours)

STAT 880: Data Mining and Analytics
Plus one of the following:
STAT 823: Introduction to Programming and Applied Statistics in R
STAT 850: Multivariate Statistics
STAT 855: Statistical Methods in Genomics Research

Electives (9 credit hours)

STAT 810: Clinical Trials
STAT 821: SAS Programming II
STAT 823: Introduction to Programming and Applied Statistics in R
STAT 825: Nonparametric Methods
STAT 833: Sampling Methods
STAT 835: Categorical Data Analysis
STAT 845: Survival Analysis
STAT 850: Multivariate Statistics
STAT 855: Statistical Methods in Genomics Research
STAT 872: Mathematical Statistics II
STAT 880: Data Mining and Analytics

Students must pass the Applied Masters Comprehensive Examination during their final semester of enrollment.


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Questions?

Shana Palla, MS
Project Director of Graduate Education
Department of Biostatistics
(913) 897-8674
spalla@kumc.edu

Scholarships for Johnson County Residents

Students who currently live in Johnson County, Kan., and who are admitted to and enrolled in the online M.S. in Applied Statistics & Analytics degree are eligible for a $1,250 scholarship per semester if enrolled in six hours of coursework or a $625 scholarship per semester if enrolled in three hours of coursework. It is a renewable scholarship and students must maintain a minimum cumulative KU grade point average of 3.0 within the program to receive it for subsequent terms. Limited awards are available. For more information contact Scott Sponholtz, associate director, KU Medical Center Student Financial Aid.

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