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Masters Option in Statistics in Boston Area:
UMass Amherst - Newton Mount Ida Campus
Evening Degree:

Completely Flexible Degree (Flexible Learning With All Classes Offered Both In-Person and Remotely)

-A 100% Remote Program is available for the Statistics M.S. option

Deadline: applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Fall through June 30 (domestic students) and May 31 (international students). Priority deadline is January 10.


Since Fall 2019, the M.S. option in Statistics is also offered at the UMass-Amherst satellite campus in Newton (just outside Boston), with entirely evening classes. All requirements are the same as for the Amherst campus, except that students admitted to this program take courses entirely at the satellite Newton campus. Note that the degree earned is listed as the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The M.S. option in Statistics at Newton is designed to prepare students for statistics and data science positions in industry, government, educational organizations, consulting firms, health care and research organizations. The program was launched in Fall 2019 in response to the increasingly high demand in the Boston area and elsewhere for professionals trained in data science and statistics. The M.S. option in Statistics provides students with a background in basic statistical theory along with experience in various applications, including computational aspects. As part of their training, students receive comprehensive exposure to popular statistical software packages. In addition to courses offered within the department, the program allows room for the students to take electives in other departments.

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