XXXX University is my first choice among master's degree programs in Statistics for distinct reasons ranging from the location to the sheer excellence of your program. I am a perfect fit with XXXX University. My central areas of academic and professional interests are centered on predictive response modeling and optimization, primarily through artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. Giving my all to the study of Statistics and its applications for science and industry is what I see as the most significant contribution that I can make to society.
I am especially keen to learn about the many ways that Statistics can serve to improve our lives in everything from pharmacology, public health, and genetics through commerce and manufacturing. I hope to learn to think creatively about applications in many of these areas to advance my capacity to contribute as much as possible to my profession. I am particularly fond of Bayesian inference as a technique that enables us to encode expert opinion and domain-specific knowledge into information systems, with beliefs interacting with data to constrain the details of the model in question. I find it extremely exciting to use Bayesian inference to make predictions when the model doesn’t provide a clear answer but a distribution of workable solutions, allowing us to assess the risks more clearly.
I take great delight in how Bayesian inference opens a broader spectrum of statistical analysis than when limited to the frequentist or classical methods. I especially appreciate how spatial statistics has become very robust due to progress in data visualization, with enormous potential to highlight patterns in data interference. I look forward to decades of digging into issues and opportunities in Statistics and its applications that help us advance as a global society.
My undergraduate major is in mathematics, but since I knew I wanted to go to graduate school in Statistics, I have taken graduate-level courses in Statistics and Data Science to prepare. This gives me confidence that I am ready for the rigors of study at XXXX University. A good student who always makes my studies my top priority, I have the academic foundation that will enable me to excel at XXXX.
After earning the Master’s Degree in Statistics at XXXX University, I hope to gain many years of professional experience and look forward to working in a variety of industries with numerous applications, making full use of what I have learned, and putting my creativity to the test, always giving my all on behalf of the sustainable advancement of my employer. This will enable me to better understand my strengths and weaknesses in terms of what I must contribute to an organization, thus helping me focus on what I do best, the area of excellence in which I will make my mark on my profession. I will enter the full-time professional workforce as a data analyst and work my way up to the level of highly experienced data scientists laboring in extensive data management. I will earn my BS in Mathematics this May of 2019, and I hope to begin graduate school the following semester at XXXX University.
Thank you for considering my application.
Master’s Statistics, Data Analyst with Math Degree