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Applied Statistics, M.S.
Applied Statistics, M.S.

Applied Statistics, M.S.

  • ID:GVSU10138
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Original, attested, or certified copy of all academic records from all colleges and/or universities you have attended.

  • Diplomas or graduate certificates from all universities where you have earned a degree.

For Indian applicants

We will accept three year Bachelor degrees that meet the following conditions:

  • The degrees have been earned in Division I

  • The awarding institution has an earned grade of A or better from  India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

English Requirements

Send official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test results directly to Grand Valley

  • TOEFL: 80 (we do not accept "My Best" score)

  • IELTS: 6.5

  • PTE: 53

Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS:

  • Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, North Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Other Requirements

Verification Of Financial Support (To Be Submitted After Admission)

Graduate students must have sufficient finances to cover tuition, fees, and housing costs for one year at Grand Valley. Graduate students must have a minimum balance of $23,000 USD. If a student will not be paying for their education on their own, sponsors must be identified on the statement of financial support which can be found on page 6 of the international student application. 

Students or the sponsor(s) of a student must send the following documents to for an I-20 to be created:

  • Statement of Financial Support 

  • Bank statement shows a minimum balance of $23,750 USD. Bank statement balances can be listed in the student/sponsors local currency. As long as the balance, when converted into USD, meets the minimum amount required then your documents will be accepted. If you are unsure how your local currency will convert into USD, you may use the XE Currency Converter. 

    • Must show at least 3 months of transaction history on the account 

    • Must be less than six months old 

Students who will be supported by an institution, foundation, or government agency, your financial sponsor must submit a letter of support on official letterhead. The letter must include:

  • Grand Valley State University

  • Specify the expenses to be paid on your behalf

  • Indicate that the institution or agency has adequate financial resources to guarantee your first year of study

Course Information

The Master of Science in applied statistics is a Professional Science Master's program that allows students to combine strong communication skills with an ability to interpret and present statistical findings. The curriculum emphasizes practical experience and statistical applications, so students are ready to make an immediate impact on the applied statistics industry.

The degree emphasizes teamwork, problem-solving communication, scientific knowledge, and technical skills. An internship is required. For more program information, visit


  • The program offers a comprehensive curriculum in applied statistics at the graduate level, providing experience in a greater variety of applied statistical techniques.

  • Statisticians are in high demand across a variety of industries: retail, manufacturing, health care, and academia.

  • Internships provide valuable, hands-on industry experience sought by employers.

  • Many of the courses are offered in the evening, allowing more flexibility in students' daily schedules.

  • Students gain valuable experience in the application of statistical software.

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Requirements for the degree are 36 credit hours, comprised of the following components:

  • Twenty-two credit hours in applied statistics courses

  • Elective credit hours

  • Professional science courses

  • Internship experience

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Data-driven decision making is occurring in a diverse array of fields, and individuals with these applied statistical skills are in high demand. Forbes now lists a Master's in Statistics as the second-ranked most desirable masters degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of statisticians has been projected to grow 34 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than most occupations. The professional components of a Professional Science Masters program (including an internship experience) will result in additional practical experience and stronger job prospects for graduates.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical insurance: 1,999 $ USD per year

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