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Are you ready to apply your strong skills in mathematics to acquiring the specialized knowledge required of a well-paid statistician? The University of Central Missouri’s degree programs in Actuarial Science and Statistics will prepare you to excel in many in-demand career fields. 

UCM students combine their math skills with a wide array of interests to prepare for jobs that rely upon the study and analysis of statistics. Our Ph.D.-level faculty in Statistics and Mathematics are active researchers who will work closely with you to help tailor your coursework to concentrate on sports, health care, finance, education or other areas that interest you, so you’ll hit the ground running following graduation. As a UCM graduate, you may work in fields such as IT, bioanalytics, financial risk assessment or other areas where you’ll conduct research and offer expert analysis using industry-standard software.

UCM Statistics offers two fields of study

As an undergraduate student in your junior year, you can select an option to earn an accelerated master’s degree at UCM: In just five years, you can graduate with both a BS in Actuarial Science and Statistics and MS degree in Mathematics through the Actuarial Science and Statistics option.

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Phoebe McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
W.C. Morris 227
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-4554

College of Health, Science and Technology

Department of Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics


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On-campus, hybrid and online courses

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35% employment growth in next decade

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Ph.D.-level Statistics and Math faculty

Find your Statistics future at UCM

While completing your coursework at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll have many opportunities to use and deepen your studies in real-world situations:

  • A dedicated computer lab: Become proficient in using the latest statistical tools, including free, open-source software such as R and Python, as well as the licensed version of SAS programming software.
  • Broad study of statistical methods: Assess and solve problems and apply what you learn to fields as diverse as business, insurance, medicine, politics and sports, to name a few.
  • Professional networking: Strong relationships among UCM faculty, alumni and employers provide students with valuable connections for summer internships, research, senior projects, career advising and job openings. UCM is part of the Kansas-West Missouri chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA), through which you’ll attend meetings and activities, such as those hosted by the KU Medical School. Our UCM Statistics Advisory Board offers feedback and suggestions to keep our program — and our students — ahead of the curve.


What can you do with a degree in one of UCM’s Statistics programs?

As industries expand and rely more heavily on data collected for a wide variety of purposes, statistics experts need specialized training to mine and analyze data. At the University of Central Missouri, you’ll learn to use the latest methods of statistical analysis, putting you in a strong position to compete for lucrative and exciting career opportunities.

A degree in Statistics from UCM will prepare you for high-paying careers such as:

  • Market researcher
  • Financial, investment, sports, risk, data or business analyst
  • Economist
  • Actuary
  • Database administrator
  • Biostatistician
  • Data scientist





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