Loyola University Chicago

Master of Science Program in Applied Statistics


Useful websites to get info (links below are those in blue):

October 2013 poster presentation at Chicago ICHPS Conference

October 2013 Career Night: photo1 photo2

Nov 2013 Presentation about our Program at SAS Conference

Read about our MS program

Loyola homepage

Graduate School webpage

How to Apply

Funding Info from the Graduate School

Graduate School - Important Policies (including info for International Students)


Important Note: Our 29-credit, three-semester program is novel in that it requires students to have completed one introductory statistics course plus two calculus courses (differential and integral) during undergraduate studies; multivariate calculus is not required to gain admission, although some enrolling students have indeed covered the third calculus course.


Review of Calculus: Before taking STAT-404, it is important to review derivatives and integrals. Students are suggest to obtain Schaum's Calculus Review and work through lines, circles, equations and graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives and rules, implicit differentiation, applications of derivatives, trigonometry, rates, integrals, logs and exponentials, l Hopitals rule, exponential growth/decay, applications of integration, techniques, improper integrals, double integrals, infinite series and sequences.


Preparing for STAT-408 Regression: Students are advised to familiarize themselves with basic matrix/linear algebra before the start of the class; these topics are covered in the course textbook in Chapter 3, but students may wish to read some introductory material beforehand.


Sequencing of Courses:

- Graduate classes are not offered during the Summer semester

- Fall-only courses are STAT-403, STAT-404, STAT-408, STAT-411 and Statistical Consulting.

- Spring-only courses are STAT-405, STAT-407, STAT-410, STAT-436 and STAT-437.

- As often as possible: STAT-406, STAT-421, STAT-426, Predictive Modelling and Analytics, Nonparametric Methods, Sampling Methods, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Bayesian Methods, Nonlinear Regression Methods, Hierarchical Modelling, and other special topics classes.


Here is the typical sequence for students entering during the Fall semester:


First Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Fall Semester











Statistical Consulting Capstone (2 credits)


Important Deadlines Regarding Graduation:

- Deadline is 2/1 if graduating in August of the same year

- Deadline is 8/1 if graduating in December of the same year

- Deadline is 12/1 if graduating in May of the following year