Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Applied Statistics requires 30 credits: 21 credits in core courses and 9 credits of elective courses. Students must successfully complete at least 24 of these credits at the 600-level or higher, and no more than six credits at the 500-level will be counted towards the degree. A master's thesis or a master's project is optional.

Seminar: In addition to the minimum 30 degree credits required, all students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll every semester in MATH 791 Graduate Seminar.

M.S. in Applied Statistics (courses only)

Core Courses
MATH 611Numerical Methods for Computation3
or MATH 630 Linear Algebra and Applications
MATH 644Regression Analysis Methods3
MATH 661Applied Statistics 13
MATH 662Probability Distributions3
MATH 664Methods for Statistical Consulting3
MATH 665Statistical Inference3
MATH 699Design and Analysis of Experiments3
Electives
Select three courses with approval of graduate advisor9
Total Credits30
1

MATH 661 Applied Statistics and MATH 663 Introduction to Biostatistics cannot both be used toward degree credits at NJIT. The requirements of MATH 661 Applied Statistics may, in individual cases, be substituted by MATH 663 Introduction to Biostatistics, at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor. 

M.S. in Applied Statistics (M.S. project)

Core Courses
MATH 611Numerical Methods for Computation3
or MATH 630 Linear Algebra and Applications
MATH 644Regression Analysis Methods3
MATH 661Applied Statistics 13
MATH 662Probability Distributions3
MATH 664Methods for Statistical Consulting3
MATH 665Statistical Inference3
MATH 699Design and Analysis of Experiments3
Master's Project
MATH 700Master's Project3
Electives
Select two courses with approval of graduate advisor6
Total Credits30
1

MATH 661 Applied Statistics and MATH 663 Introduction to Biostatistics cannot both be used toward degree credits at NJIT. The requirements of MATH 661 Applied Statistics may, in individual cases, be substituted by MATH 663 Introduction to Biostatistics, at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor. 

M.S. in Applied Statistics (M.S. thesis)

Core Courses
MATH 611Numerical Methods for Computation3
or MATH 630 Linear Algebra and Applications
MATH 644Regression Analysis Methods3
MATH 661Applied Statistics 13
MATH 662Probability Distributions3
MATH 664Methods for Statistical Consulting3
MATH 665Statistical Inference3
MATH 699Design and Analysis of Experiments3
Master's Thesis
MATH 701Master's Thesis6
Electives
Select one course with approval of graduate advisor3
Total Credits30
1

MATH 661 Applied Statistics and MATH 663 Introduction to Biostatistics cannot both be used toward degree credits at NJIT. The requirements of MATH 661 Applied Statistics may, in individual cases, be substituted by MATH 663 Introduction to Biostatistics, at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor. 

Electives are chosen in consultation with a departmental graduate advisor and consist of advanced courses in mathematics and statistics and advanced courses from engineering, computer science, and biology that have a significant statistics content. Students are encouraged to choose courses in application areas. Courses offered by appropriate departments at NJIT, RBHS, and Rutgers University-Newark can be used as electives within the limits of the NJIT transfer policy. All elective courses must be approved by the graduate advisor.