Applied Statistics Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Applied Statistics Program at California State University, Long Beach, is an academic degree program which trains students to utilize statistical methods to draw valid and meaningful inferences from data. Using a variety of statistical software (SAS, SPSS, Minitab, R), graduates are expected to analyze real-world data appropriately and communicate their findings effectively.

The program started in the fall of 2003. There are eight full-time faculty members who are teaching courses in this program. The course titles are:

  • Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • Data Analysis with SAS
  • Random Processes
  • Actuarial Science: Models
  • Actuarial Science: Financial Mathematics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Inference
  • Experimental Design
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Survey Sampling
  • Statistical Consulting
  • Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Computational Statistics
  • Data Mining
  • Data Informatics
  • Time Series
  • Statistical Analysis of Medical Data

The degree is granted to students who complete 30 units of course work and either pass two comprehensive examinations or fulfill the thesis/project requirement. Typically, the degree is obtained in four semesters.

Upon completion of the program, students seek jobs as statistical analysts in industry, government or academia. Some of the graduates continue on for a Ph.D. in other universities.