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Master of Science

About the Program

Study statistical theory and methodology or zero in on entrepreneurship with a Master of Science in Statistics from Case Western Reserve University. Our program tracks provide substantive research opportunities, hands-on application of your learnings and rigorous coursework that’s all based on your mathematical interests. Whether you’re a practicing statistician looking to enhance your skill set while in the workforce or a student looking to continue on toward a PhD, our master’s program will prepare you for your career goals.

What to Expect

You’ll start your degree with core courses in theoretical statistics, data analysis and linear models, then transition to electives on a topic of your choice—adding up to at least 30 credit hours to complete your degree. Your degree culminates with either an applied research project or a thesis—but no matter what, you’ll work closely with a faculty mentor to produce work that’s ready for publication. If your goal is to teach or to do research, you have the option to apply for a graduate assistantship.

In addition to the traditional degree program, we also offer an entrepreneurial track in partnership with Weatherhead School of Management. This degree gives you real-world business savvy through opportunities such as an intensive one-week workshop that covers the industrial use of statistics from the management perspective.

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A Place for Success

Cleveland is filled with industry, culture, food—whatever you’re looking for, you likely can find it around our city. 

Explore the Great Lakes Science Center in downtown Cleveland, just a few minutes from our campus by car, bus or train. Or stay within our neighborhood: Steps away from Case Western Reserve, you can discover mathematical concepts within paintings at the world-renowned Cleveland Museum of Art, or head to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to see math and science on display.

It all adds up: A lower cost of living and a wealth of job opportunities make Cleveland an ideal place to start or to continue your career.

By the Numbers


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Admission Requirements

Our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. We look forward to learning more about you!

The application process requires:

  • Online application, including a statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (either already complete, or will be complete before you enroll)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Test scores for GRE (optional)
  • International applicants: Results of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE

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