The depth of understanding of statistics depends on a basic knowledge of calculus.
The focus of the MSAS program is to develop graduates that have in-depth knowledge
of the techniques they will be using. "Plugging into" formulas or computer a routine
is not the objective. This approach will enable students to develop meaningful careers
and be in demand in the marketplace.
Can I start in the spring rather than the fall?
No. The MSAS program only accepts students in the Fall Semester.
Can I substitute any graduate courses from other departments?
Yes. You can substitute up to 9 hours of credits from other graduate programs, with
the permission of the MSAS Program Coordinator.
Does Kennesaw offer any courses to help me prepare prior to applying to MSAS?
MATH 1190 (Calculus I), MATH 2202 (Calculus II) and MATH 3260 (Linear Algebra) are
offered every semester. These would prepare students for the calculus part of the
program. Courses in the Minor in Applied Statistics and Data Analysis (STAT 3010,
STAT 3120, STAT 3130, STAT 4120 and STAT 4210) would help students prepare for the
statistics part of the program. These are not requirements for admission to the program.
What can I do with my degree?
The entry degree for most positions requiring statistical training is the Master of
Science degree. A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicated that 18% of the
country's statisticians work for the federal government, 16% for state and local governments
and the remainder for private industry. University based statisticians are a relatively
small percentage. Thus, a large percentage of MAS degree students will likely be placed
in the private sector.
My undergraduate degree is not in math or statistics; can I still enroll in MSAS?
Yes, as long as you have the prerequisite mathematics knowledge (Calculus I and II).
Is there any financial support for students in the MSAS program?
Yes. There are a limited number of graduate research assistantships to be awarded.
In addition, financial aid and loans are available. Visit Graduate Admissions »
How much does it cost to enroll in the MSAS program?
What is the difference in "Applied Statistics" and "Statistics?"
The word "applied" in the title of our program indicates that the emphasis of the
program is on using statistics to solve problems, not on proving theorems or developing
new statistical methodology.
I'm not interested in Six Sigma certification. Do I need to take the tests?
No. There is no requirement to take any American Society for Quality certification
test. At the end of the first year, students will be ready to take the Green Belt
exam and can do so if they choose. At the end of the program, students will have covered
the Body of Knowledge for the Black Belt exam. MSAS is unique in that the Body of
Knowledge is addressed for both exams within the MSAS courses.
Will Kennesaw accept my degree from a university outside the United States?
Graduates of universities outside the United States must be able to document that
their degree is the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree awarded by an accredited
United States college or university. For more information, visit Graduate Admissions »
What makes MSAS different from other Statistics Programs?
You will leave this program with skills that you can immediately use in the workplace
or to go out and get a job. Our eleven PhD statisticians have experience in a wide
range of applied settings.
University Contact Info
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