The Statistics department at Columbia University also offers cooperative programs in operations research with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, in the Mathematics of Finance with the Department of Mathematics, in Actuarial Science with the School of Professional Studies, and in Quantitative Methods in Social Science with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. Columbia University and the New York area are notable for wide-ranging opportunities for the application of statistics. The department maintains ties with industry, Wall Street, and medical and basic science researchers in New York and also helps to serve the statistical needs of the University community. There is a continuing demand for well-trained statisticians, and the department has been successful in placing its graduates in positions at universities and research institutes as well as in government, business, industry, and Wall Street.
MA in Statistics: On-Campus Program
The MA program is designed for students with the goal of enhancing their knowledge of statistical theory and applications. Although some students in the MA program are preparing for doctoral study in statistics or other quantitative fields, most are preparing for, or are working in, positions that use statistics, and do not plan on applying to a PhD program. The program has a full-time and part-time option for domestic students. International students fulfill the program requirements full-time.
MA in Statistics: Hybrid Online/On-campus Program
The Department of Statistics offers a program that has select courses online during the first fall semester in its renowned MA program. The MA Hybrid students are only Hybrid in the first semester of the program and then are completely integrated into the resident program after the first semester. The diploma and degree is identical for initial Hybrid and non-Hybrid entry students. The Hybrid Online/On-Campus MA Program in Statistics consists of two parts:
- Part I: Students complete up to four Statistics courses through Columbia's innovative online learning management system. The first part of the program is designed to establish a deep foundational knowledge of statistical methods, with instruction in modern probability, statistics, and applied statistics, and offers preparation for the more advanced elective courses offered in the on-campus portion of the program. Domestic students may register either part-time or full-time; international students must register full-time.
- Part II: Students can complete the remaining elective courses on the Columbia University campus. Domestic students may register either part-time or full-time; international students must register full-time. Regardless of registration type, all remaining classes after the first semester must be completed at the Columbia campus.
- Statistical Computing and Intro to Data Science
- Elementary Stochastic Processes
- Time Series Analysis
- Nonparametric Statistics
- Multivariate Stat Inference
- Bayesian Statistics
- 12 months
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- Letters of Recommendation
- Standardized Tests
International73344 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36672 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National73344 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36672 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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