Loyola University Chicago

Master of Science Program in Applied Statistics and Predictive Modelling


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


Review of Calculus: Before taking STAT-404, it is important that students 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) and STAT-407 (Design): Students are advised to familiarize themselves with basic matrix/linear algebra before the start of the class; these topics are covered in most course textbooks and online materials posted on the Web.


Sequencing of and Notes about Courses:

-          Graduate classes are not offered during the Summer semester, as most students seek out internships during the Summer months.

-          Fall-only courses: STAT-403 (Computing), STAT-404 (Probability), STAT-407 (Design), STAT-408 (Regression), STAT-411 (Survival), Predictive Analytics, and Statistical Consulting.

-          Spring-only courses: STAT-405 (Inference), STAT-410 (Categorical), and Nonparametric Methods.

-          As often as possible: STAT-406 (Stochastic Processes), STAT-421 (Simulation), STAT-426 (Adv. Theory), Data Visualization & Missing Data, Sampling Methods, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Spatial Statistics Methods, Bayesian Methods, Nonlinear Regression Methods, Hierarchical Modelling, and other special topics classes.

-          Students wishing to take course(s) outside of STAT need prior approval of the Graduate Program Director.


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:

* Application deadline is 2/1 if graduating in August of the same year

* Application deadline is 8/1 if graduating in December of the same year

* Application deadline is 12/1 if graduating in May of the following year