The Department of Statistics offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Statistics. The department also offers a Certificate in Applied Statistics (C.A.S.). The M.S. degree is intended to qualify the student to assume a professional role in educational, industrial or government research projects; to teach in a college; or to undertake advanced training toward a doctorate in statistics or one of the quantitative fields of science.
Because many students receive baccalaureate degrees from colleges that do not offer undergraduate programs in statistics, and because historically statistics has been primarily a field of graduate education, a student does not need a degree in statistics to enter the degree programs in statistics. A good background in mathematics, science or engineering is reasonable preparation for graduate work in statistics.
The master of science degree is intended to qualify the student to assume a professional role in an educational, industrial or government research project; to teach in a college; or to undertake advanced training toward a doctorate in statistics or one of the quantitative fields of science.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV
Program Application Test RequirementsNo test requirement
Fall PriorityRolling admissions
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.