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Graduate Program in
Applied Statistics

We offer flexible learning options. Students can choose to do the Program 100% online, 100% in-person, or a combination of the two formats. Students can choose whichever format they prefer for each individual class. Students who learn best via in-person settings can take all of their required courses in West Chester. Each in-person class meets one evening per week. Students can also choose to take some or all their courses in fully online formats.


We offer three concentrations, as well as our General Applied Statistics degree:

and Bioinformatics


and Marketing Analytics

We encourage students from diverse academic backgrounds to consider our program. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, various undergraduate majors and interests are eligible for admissions. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Dr. Randall Rieger by e-mail at or by phone at 610-436-2440.  

If you have any questions regarding the classes required for the program, please visit  our Curriculum page. If you have any questions regarding admissions or financial aid, please contact the The Graduate School.

Applied Statistics Group

Program Updates:

SAS Tier 3 Partnership

WCU Applied Statistics students can now earn SAS Programming, Advanced Programming, and Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Academic Specialization Badges through a Tier 3 partnership with SAS Global Academic Institute. Please read our Press Release  for more details and for information about how to earn these Badges. 

Course enrollment is currently open for the 2023 Spring semester. To view the available courses for the upcoming Spring semester, please visit the curriculum page

Survey Report Results

View the survey results of previous students' employment, income, and satisfaction.

Q20 - Please indicate your overall degree of satisfaction with West Chester University's Applied Statistics program and your experiences as a student:

Q11 - If you are currently employed, please indicate the overall extent to which West Chester University's Applied Statistics program and your experience as a student contributed to preparing you for your current position:

Q5 - What is your current Pre-Tax Annual Income?

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Featured Alumni: Nelson Afanador, MS, PhD

Nelson Afanador, MS, PhD

Featured Alumni:

Nelson Lee Afanador is a proud graduate of West Chester University’s Masters in Applied Statistics program (2009). His decision to pursue a Master of Science degree in applied statistics began while he was working as a Project Scientist in Merck’s Laboratory Technical Support group (LTS). While in the LTS he had the opportunity to collaborate with statisticians in Merck’s Center for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) and the rest, as they say, is history.

Read more on our Alumni Page

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