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The Master of Science (MS) in Statistics

The Master of Science (MS) in Statistics

The Master of Science in Statistics is designed to train students in the design and application of quantitative models to decision making in business, finance, pharmaceutical and other industries, and government.  The MS program provides students with the concepts and skills that form the fundamental base of knowledge essential to statistics professionals in today's sophisticated business environment including the technical background and capabilities required for the newer approaches to overall business analytics and data mining. The MS program is designed to provide a concentrated, in-depth study of the field for those who wish to be technical specialists in statistics.  Students completing the MS degree successfully go on to careers as statisticians and sometimes continue to pursue a Ph.D. in statistics. The MS is a 31.5 credit program consisting largely of statistics courses and some related business courses which can be completed either part-time or full-time.

Department of Homeland Security OPT Extension for STEM Programs

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a program in which international students who graduate from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree programs can get an additional 24-month extension on their optional practical training (OPT); please see ( ).

The MS in Information Systems at Baruch conforms to the the DHS-approved program list (11.0103--Information Technology).

Students entering in Fall 2017 should seek advising before registering for courses. Please email for assistance.

English Language Proficiency:*
Students who completed their undergraduate education in a non-English speaking country will be required to take non-credit bearing modules in Grammar Troubleshooting and American English Pronunciation offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.  These modules may be waived based on a waiver exam.  The modules are not required for students who completed a four-year degree in an English-speaking country.
Preliminary Courses (9 credits)

Students with appropriate academic background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements. Grades in undergraduate mathematics courses are not calculated in the grade point average.

MTH 2610 Calculus I
MTH 3010 Calculus II
STA 9708

Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions


Note: MTH 2610 and MTH 3010 are undergraduate courses. Entering students are strongly advised to complete a minimum of six credits of calculus before starting the MS programs in Statistics, in order to waive these math requirements.

Courses in Specialization (31.5 credits)

Required (13.5 credits)

BUS 9551* Business Communication I 1.5
STA 9700 Applied Regression Analysis
STA 9715 Applied Probability
STA 9719 Foundations of Statistical Inference
STA 9750 (OPR 9750) Software Tools for Data Analysis

Choose from the following list of courses (12 credits):

STA 9690** Advanced Data Mining for Business Analytics 3
STA 9701 Time Series: Forecasting and Statistical Modeling
STA 9705 Multivariate Statistical Methods
STA 9706 Analysis of Categorical and Ordinal Data
STA 9710 Statistical Methods in Sampling and Auditing
STA 9712 Advanced Linear Models
STA 9713 Financial Statistics
STA 9714 Experimental Design for Business
STA 9783 (OPR 9783) Stochastics Processes for Business Applications
STA 9791 Special Topics in Statistics 1
STA 9792 Special Topics in Statistics 1.5
STA 9793 Special Topics in Statistics 2
STA 9794
(formerly STA 9772)
Special Topics in Statistics
STA 9850 (OPR 9850)

Advanced Statistical Computing

Business Electives (6 credits):
Choose 9000-level courses from the graduate offerings of the Zicklin School of Business, with the exception of STA 9708; courses applied toward a prior master's degree; or courses that do not allow credit to be given for both that course and another statistics course. Students may take additional statistics courses as their business electives.

*Effective for all MS-Statistics students admitted in spring 2016 or later.  Students admitted prior to spring 2016 should consult their preliminary course evaluation and/or waiver exam results, since other requirements and conditions may apply.

**Effective spring 2016; students admitted prior to fall 2015 will receive credit for STA/CIS 9660.

For further information, contact:

Professor Ann Brandwein
Faculty Advisor in Statistics
Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems
(646) 312-3364

Office of Graduate Admissions (Prospective Applicants)

Address: 151 E. 25th St. Room 820 (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
Phone: (646) 312-1300
Fax: (646) 312-1301
Website: Graduate Admissions

Office of MS Programs (Current and Admitted Students)

Address: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 13-221
Phone: (646) 312-3130
Fax: (646-312-3140
Website: Graduate Academic Services


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