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
Funding Info from the Graduate School
Graduate School  Important Policies (including info for
International Students)
Important Note:
Our 29credit, threesemester 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 STAT404, 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 STAT408
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
 Fallonly courses are
STAT403, STAT404, STAT408, STAT411 and Statistical Consulting.
 Springonly courses are
STAT405, STAT407, STAT410, STAT436 and STAT437.
 As often as possible:
STAT406, STAT421, STAT426, 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 
STAT403 
STAT405 
Elective 
STAT404 
STAT407 
Elective 
STAT408 
Elective 
Elective 

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