College of Natural Sciences

Master of Applied Sciences

Online MAS

Course Plans

1-Year Plan for Completing the MAS Online

The following plan is recommended for completion of the MAS degree within a 1-year period. Students need to be aware that each credit of coursework will require 6 hours per week of their time on average. This plan is based on the current schedule for online STAA course offerings and takes into account the prerequisites and co-requisites for all of the courses in this degree program. If you choose to deviate from this plan, please be sure to confirm that courses are offered online during the term you choose to take them and that you are meeting the prerequisites indicated on our Course Descriptions site. For additional details regarding courses, please contact Jana Anderson. Availability of course offerings depends on demand.

First Academic Year 
  • Subterm 1 (mid-June to mid-August): MSSA and CSSA or STAT500 (0 credits)
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA551, STAA561, STAA566, STAA572 (7 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA552, STAA562, STAA567, STAA573 (7 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA553, STAA571, STAA565, STAA575 (7 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA554, STAA568, STAA574, STAA576 OR STAA577 (7 credits)
  • Subterm 6 (mid-May to late June): STAA556 (3 credits)
2-Year Plan for Completing the MAS Online

The following plan is recomended for completion of the MAS degree within a 2-year period. Students need to be aware that each credit of coursework will require 6 hours per week of their time on average. This plan is based on the current schedule for online STAA course offerings and takes into account the prerequisites and co-requisites for all of the courses in this degree program. If you choose to deviate from this plan, please be sure to confirm that courses are offered online during the term you choose to take them and that you are meeting the prerequisites indicated on our Course Descriptions site. For additional details regarding courses, please contact Jana Anderson.

First Academic Year
  • Subterm 1 (mid-June to mid-August): MSSA and CSSA or STAT500 (0 credits)
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA551, STAA561 (4 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA552, STAA562 (4 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA553, STAA571 (4 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA554, STAA568 (3 credits)
Second Academic Year 
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA566, STAA572 (3 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA567, STAA573 (3 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA565, STAA575 (3 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA574, STAA577 (4 credits)
  • Subterm 6 (mid-May to late June): STAA556 (3 credits)
3-Year Plan for Completing the MAS Online

The following plan is recommended for completion of the MAS degree within a 3-year period. Students need to be aware that each credit of coursework will require 6 hours per week of their time on average. This plan is based on the current schedule for online STAA course offerings and takes into account the prerequisites and co-requisites for all of the courses in this degree program. If you choose to deviate from this plan, please be sure to confirm that courses are offered online during the term you choose to take them and that you are meeting the prerequisites indicated on our Course Descriptions site. For additional details regarding courses, please contact Jana Anderson.

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First Academic Year 
  • Subterm 1 (mid-June to mid-August): MSSA and CSSA or STAT500 (0 credits)
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA561, STAA566 (3 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA562 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA551 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA574 (2 credits)
Second Academic Year
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA571 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA552, STAA567 (3 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA575, STAA565 (3 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA577 (2 credits)

Note: Students not on financial aid should consider taking STAA 565 in Year 3, concurrent with STAA 553.

Third Academic Year
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA572 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA573 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA553 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA554, STAA568 (3 credits)
  • Subterm 6 (mid-May to late June): STAA556 (3 credits)
4-Year Plan for Completing the MAS Online

The following plan is recommended for completion of the MAS degree within a 4-year period. Students need to be aware that each credit of coursework will require 6 hours per week of their time on average. This plan is based on the current schedule for online STAA course offerings and takes into account the prerequisites and co-requisites for all of the courses in this degree program. If you choose to deviate from this plan, please be sure to confirm that courses are offered online during the term you choose to take them and that you are meeting the prerequisites indicated on our Course Descriptions site. For additional details regarding courses, please contact Jana Anderson.

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First Academic Year
  • Subterm 1 (mid-June to mid-August): MSSA and CSSA or STAT500 (0 credits)
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA561 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA562 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA551 (non-live, 2 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA574 (2 credits)
Second Academic Year
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA566 (1 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA552 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA553 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA554 (2 credits)
Third Academic Year 
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA571 (2 credit)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA567 (1 credit)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA575 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA568 (1 credit)
Fourth Academic Year
  • Subterm 2 (mid-August to mid-October): STAA572 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 3 (mid-October to mid-December): STAA573 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 4 (mid-January to mid-March): STAA565 (1 credit)
  • Subterm 5 (mid-March to mid-May): STAA577 (2 credits)
  • Subterm 6 (mid-May to late June): STAA556 (3 credits)

Notes:

  • STAA 577 may be taken in either the first or fourth year.

Course Schedule

Subterm 1(Summer)Subterm 2 (1st half Fall)Subterm 3 (2nd half Fall)Subterm 4 (1st half Spring)Subterm 5 (2nd half Spring)Subterm 6 (May/June)
GSLL 3095 - Math Skills for Statistical Analysis (MSSA)**STAA561 - Probability with ApplicationsSTAA562 - Mathematical Statistics with ApplicationsSTAA553 - Experimental DesignSTAA554 - Mixed ModelsSTAA556 - Statistical Consulting
GSLL 3096 - Computing Skills for Statistical Analysis (CSSA)**STAA551 - Regression Models and ApplicationsSTAA552 - Generalized Regression ModelsSTAA575 - Applied Bayesian StatisticsSTAA574 - Methods in Multivariate Analysis 
 STAA572 - Non-parametric Methods

STAA573 - Analysis of Time Series

STAA571 - Survey Statistics

STAA576 - Methods in Environmental Statitistics

OR

STAA577 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining

 
 STAA565 - Quantitative ReasoningSTAA567 - Computational and Simulation MethodsSTAA566 - Computational and Graphical MethodsSTAA568 - Topics Industrial/ Organizational Statistics 
 STAA571 - Survey Statistics* STAA551 - Regression Models and Applications*  

* non-live course

** offered noncredit through CSU Online

Program Costs

  • Application processing fee is $60 ($70 for international students).
  • Tuition is $772 per credit for all STAA course and $772 each for MSSA and CSSA. Current tuition information can be found here.
  • A $20 technology fee per semester applies to all students taking credit courses.
  • Textbook costs will vary.
  • Computing programs:
    • R - available by free download
    • SAS
      • available throught RamTech at a student discount (approximately $65)
      • online version also available to students free of charge
      • Note: SAS is not supported for Mac computers. Additional information is given here.
    • Other computing programs may be required. Cost will vary.

 

Thank you for your interest in Colorado State University and the Department of Statistics!

Application deadline for full consideration: March 31, however, we will continue accepting applications for the MAS program through April 30th. We review applications on a rolling basis, so earlier applications are given first consideration.

  • Our program admits only during the fall semester; however, distance students will begin the math and computing bootcamps during the summer semester prior to the fall semester of admission.
  • The MAS Entrance Exam or GRE is required for application.  Of these, we prefer the MAS Entrance Exam.  There is no fee for this exam; however, the exam must be taken at an approved university testing center, which may charge a testing fee. To request preparation materials for the exam, please contact Karena Alons at alons@stat.colostate.edu.

For more information on the Master of Applied Statistics program, please contact the statistics department at (970) 491-5268 or by email at stats@stat.colostate.edu

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