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Statistics - Applied Statistics

Statistics at Purdue University is the only doctorate-granting program in statistics in Indiana and is one of the largest (students and faculty) in the United States. It is consistently rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top departments in the country.

Students enjoy a great deal of interaction with faculty as well as small classes. For students with excellent preparation in high school, the department offers a master’s program in which a student can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years.

The statistics major consists of two options:

  • Applied statistics
  • Mathematical statistics (Mathematical statistics usually leads to a double major in mathematics and statistics.)

Plan of Study

Statistics - Applied Statistics Webpage

Transfer to Statistics - Applied Statistics

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1771

College of Science

Careers in Statistics - Applied Statistics

Most statistics majors continue on to graduate school or enter professional programs such as law school, medical school, or business programs.

Some decide to teach. Others become sports statisticians or work for cities as database managers, cryptologists, mathematicians, or market researchers.

The newest trend for statistics majors is to continue on in data analytics, computational statistics and machine learning. In addition, students learn communication skills, teamwork, and problem-solving skills as well as the necessary technical skills for positions in a number of industries.

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