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B.S./M.S. Program in Applied Statistics

The B.S./M.S. program in Applied Statistics is a five-year program that gives academically successful Loyola undergraduates the opportunity to pursue the M.S. degree in Applied Statistics while completing their B.S. degree. The applicant can be pursuing any of the B.S. degrees offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. There are several advantages to enrolling in the B.S./M.S. program.

Application Requirements

The academic prerequisites to be considered for admission to the B.S./M.S. program in Applied Statistics are as follows:

Application Information

Current Loyola students who have met the above academic prerequisites are to apply between January 15 and March 15 of their junior year. Students who have an interest in the program are encouraged to consult with the Graduate Program Director for Applied Statistics Timothy O'Brien in the semester prior to their application. Students who have substantial transfer or AP credit, or wish to finish the combined program in less than five years, should discuss the timing of their application with Dr. O'Brien. The student should then fill out the on-line Graduate Application Form through the Graduate School web-site. The application will be evaluated upon completion of the following:

Note that the GRE exam is not required for applicants to the B.S./M.S. program. There is no application fee for applicants who apply on-line. At the time of consideration for admission, the student’s most recent Loyola transcript will be examined. If the applicant has transfer credits from another college or university, the student may be required to submit those as well.

Requirements for Completion of the B.S./M.S. Program

After admission to the B.S./M.S. program, students may take one 3- or 4-credit 400-level STAT course during their senior year. This, in addition to two 3- or 4-credit 300-level STAT courses, will be “double counted” for both the B.S. and M.S. requirements. Students generally take the remaining 20-credits of 400-level classes during their fifth year. This schedule can be modified for students with AP or transfer credit who desire to finish the combined program in less than five years. Students in the program are expected to consult regularly with the Graduate Program Director to insure that they are on track for completion of both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. The following are required to complete the B.S./M.S. degree program in Applied Statistics:

Further Information

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact Timothy O'Brien, Graduate Program Director for Applied Statistics.


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