What is Statistics?

Statistics is the study of the analysis and interpretation of data, to include collection and sampling, design of experiments, and data presentation. Statisticians help leaders in the military, government, business, and other organizations make better decisions through the application of statistical inference and probability models.

What do Statisticians do in the Army?

While some statisticians teach at USMA, most serve with the FA49 branch, Operations Research Systems Analysis, serving at Division staffs and above, as well as numerous analytic agencies across the Army and DoD. Army statisticians are involved with research & development, simulations, optimization, scheduling, budget analysis, survey analysis, clinical trials and medical applications, and many other areas.

What kinds of Master's Degree predominate in the field?

MS or MA in Statistics; MS or MA in Applied Statistics

Top Statistics Programs for Army Officers

  • North Carolina State University
  • George Mason University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845)938-8133. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

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