2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Applied Statistics, MS


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Contact: Dr. Joseph DeMaio, Program Director
Office: CL 3011
Phone: 470-578-6568
Email: jdemaio@kennesaw.edu
Web address:  http://csm.kennesaw.edu/statistics/msas/

Program Mission

The Master of Science with a major in Applied Statistics Program (MSAS) at Kennesaw State University is a professional degree program which seeks to prepare a diverse student body to utilize cutting edge applied statistical methods to enable correct, meaningful inferences from data obtained from business, industry, government and health services. The use of a wide variety of commercial software will be emphasized to ensure graduates can effectively analyze real-world data.

Program Description

The MSAS program is a 36 semester-hour applied graduate program designed to meet the needs of business, industry and government. The program is intended for professionals or students with undergraduate degrees in the sciences, engineering, or business.

The MSAS program differs from traditional statistics graduate programs in the following areas:

  1. Statistical Computing: Starting the first semester the student will utilize statistical programs such as SAS, JMP, and Minitab to analyze data and present graphical summaries;
  2. Applications Project: Students will complete an applied project based on data from their place of employment, from an internship or co-op experience or from work done with a faculty member. Students will turn in a written project report demonstrating the analytical skill sets mastered by the students;

  3. Emphasis on Communication of Results: Because communication of methods and results is vital in using statistics to convert data into actionable information, students will learn to write clear, concise reports and make professional quality presentations describing the inferences to be made from statistical analyses.

General Requirements for Admission to the MSAS Program

Program admission requires:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University. Applicants should have mathematics coursework that includes at least Calculus I and Calculus II.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate adjusted grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Minimum scores of 150 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum score of 3.5 on the written portion.

OR

  • Minimum scores of 40 on the quantitative portion, 28 on the verbal portion and 4 on the written portion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

  • Other criteria will be considered by the MSAS Admissions Committee for applicants, including
    • coursework
    • professional certifications
    • relevant work experience
    • professional activities

International applicants have additional requirements, see Graduate Admissions section of this catalog.

Transfer Credit

With approval from the program director, a student may substitute up to nine hours of graduate credit from other institutions, from other graduate programs at Kennesaw State University, or from Special Topics or Directed Study Classes offered within the MSAS program. To be transferred, course work from other institutions must correspond to Kennesaw State University's MSAS curriculum.

Students will need to provide course descriptions and syllabi whenever possible. A minimum grade of "B" must have been received in the course and the course work must be no more than five years old.

Grades

Expectations for satisfactory graduate level performance are detailed in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Petition to Graduate

MSAS candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of the program requirements.

Program of Study

Program Requirements


Required Project (6 to 9 Credit Hours)


Minimum of 6 credit hours are required. Students can take any of the courses here multiple times for credits. But maximally 9 credit hours can be applied for the degree. A written report (a project proposal, a project status update, or a final project report) is required by the end of each semester when any amount of the credits are taken.

Note:


Up to nine hours may be substituted with the permission of the program director.

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)


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