I was recently accepted into a program at Western Michigan with this title. I was wondering if anyone here happened to have any personal experience, or knew someone who was in a program like this. Here's the program description. http://www.stat.wmich.edu/programs/grad/msstat.html My main concern is, will people treat me as though I'm overqualified if I obtain this graduate degree? I have a bachelors with a concentration in mathematics, but I left with a mediocre gpa (3.1), almost zero programming skill and no solid recommendations. As such, most positions open to me in business are sales oriented. I'm hoping a program like this can bring me some much needed technical knowledge. I'm hoping to have the opportunity to attend, perform well, and maybe look for some relevant internships/positions. Does anyone have any thoughts? Is this degree generally seen as "useful?" Do most people who attend these programs find them useful?