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Applied Statistics

Cornell University

12 months
60286 USD/year
60286 USD/year
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The Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree in Applied Statistics from Cornell University, is for persons interested in professional careers in business, industry or government. 


The Applied Statistics program from Cornell University, has three main components:

  • A two-semester core course covering a wide range of statistical  applications, computing, and consulting
  • An in-depth statistical analysis project
  • Elective coursework drawn from the resources of the Department of Statistical Science.

The program can be completed in one year by a well-prepared student with the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in statistics or applied mathematics. Students with less preparation can make up any missing prerequisites while at Cornell; in this case the program will take one to two years to complete.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MPS degree, students will have

  • Demonstrated mastery of basic statistical theory and methods;
  • Developed proficiency in the use of statistical software;
  • Achieved breadth and diversity of knowledge through elective courses;
  • Demonstrated the ability to creatively use statistical methods to solve real-world problems.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work in teams;
  • Demonstrated a proficiency in oral and written communication skills appropriate for a career in industry.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Linear Models with Matrices 
  • Probability Models and Inference
  • MPS Professional Development 
  • Applied Statistics MPS Data Analysis Project 
  •  Python Programming and its Applications in Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Note: Only limited number of Spring term admissions are available. 


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

In their transcripts, applicants must show strength in the mathematical sciences. Applicants must also demonstrate strong motivation for advanced study in statistics. Submission of GRE general test scores is recommended.

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • two letters of recommendation (up to four are allowed). At least two of your letters must be written by faculty members from your current or prior academic institution who are acquainted with your academic work.
  • GRE general test for M.P.S.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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