Statistics program at Montclair State University

Statistics (Combined BS/MS)

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Statistics (Combined BS/MS)

The MS in Statistics has been developed for students interested in becoming practitioners of statistics, who are trained in statistical methodology. The program emphasizes the foundations and concepts of statistics as well as the new and developing areas of statistics. Though the applications of statistical sciences are emphasized, the theoretical foundations are presented as well. Specifically, students are prepared for professional work in the design and analysis of statistical experiments, development and analysis of statistical models, data analytic techniques and the associated computational methods, and statistical computing.

Through the accessibility of computers and the availability of powerful statistical software to analyze huge data sets, the use of statistical methods has now become quite widespread in many industries. Students and faculty in the department have access to state-of-the-art interactive computing environments for data analysis and data graphics. This program also offers MS students the opportunity to obtain applied experience by becoming involved in the data collection, analysis and interpretation of ongoing projects. In addition, our proximity to the pharmaceutical industry permits students the exciting option of an applied industrial experience, working under the supervision of a practicing statistician.

Along with the Statistics (Combined BS/MS) degree, the department also offers the following options for graduate study: Statistics (MS), and Statistics (BS in Mathematics – Finance and MS in Statistics). Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

Check with your program advisor to see if you are eligible to apply for the accelerated BS/MS in Statistics.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission.
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions and pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Statistics (Combined BS/MS) program:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement: Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions:
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career?
    • Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?

Complete 33 semester hours (nine hours will be applied from the UG program). For more information, please visit the Combined Programs website.


If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Statistics (Combined BS/MS) Program Coordinator:

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

Program Coordinator: Dr. Baojun Song
Office: Conrad J. Schmitt Hall 328
Telephone: 973‑655‑4265