The University of Kansas Edwards Campus offers an online Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics program that focuses on statistical computing, data-management systems, and the tools used to process information in data-driven industries. This is a 30-credit master’s degree program that can be completed by full-time students in four semesters, or 16 months. Students who opt for part-time enrollment can expect to finish the degree in 2-3 years, but have up to seven years to complete the program. This program is 100% online and does not require any campus visits.
The online master’s programs at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus utilize a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Lectures are streamed live from Edwards Campus classrooms to online students, and they are also recorded for later, on-demand viewing by students enrolled in online programs. Depending upon the course and the instructor, students may or may not be required to participate in real-time discussions and presentations. Peer-to-peer interaction with classmates takes place through online discussions boards, and instructors hold live online office hours.
The Applied Statistics and Analytics curriculum at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus has four components. There are five general requirements: Professionalism, Ethics and Leadership in the Statistical Sciences; Statistical Computing/SAS Base L1; Experimental Design; Linear Regression; and Mathematical Statistics. Students must then take two courses in the area of statistics, including Categorical Data Analysis, and either Nonparametric Methods, or Survival Analysis. They must also enroll in two analytics courses, including Data Mining and Analytics, and one of the following: Introduction to Programming and Applied Statistics in R; Statistical Methods in Genomics Research; or Multivariate Statistics. Finally, students can choose three electives in areas like advanced statistical computing, mathematical statistics, and programming.
The University of Kansas Edwards Campus is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.