University of Colorado Denver

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences



1380 Lawrence St., Room 1251

Denver, CO 80217

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Statistics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

There is a growing demand for statisticians throughout industry, government, and academia. The MS in statistics offers students training in core statistical theory and modeling, programming, and real application.  Students will be prepared for careers in industry, government, or pursuing further graduate education. Our Statistics MS students master highly marketable skills such as statistics, modeling, programming, data analysis, quantifying uncertainty, data mining, and critical thinking. Just starting out in college? We also offer an accelerated 5-year dual BS/MS degree.


  • Customizable curriculum
  • Interdepartmental and collaborative
  • Cutting-edge research in statistical genetics, spatial statistics, bioinformatics, etc.
  • Work with world-class researchers and national labs such as the National Center for Atmospheric Research


Research Opportunities in: Spatial Statistics, Statistical Genetics, Precision Medicine, Economics, Machine Learning, Data Mining

Financial Support: Teaching Assistantships may be available. The deadline to apply for a TA position is February 1 for the fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. Note, this is earlier than the application deadline of April 1 for fall admissions and November 1 for spring admissions.

Applications: Applications are due by November 1 (Spring), and April 1 (Fall and Summer).

Career paths of statisticians: Atmospheric and environmental sciences, Business, Consulting, Data science, Education, Government, Medical research, Marketing, National security, Pharmaceutical, Public health, Research

Why CU Denver? As Colorado’s only public urban research university, CU Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. Graduates gain in-demand statistical expertise through a powerful combination of immersive classroom instruction and mentored real-world collaborations. We have strong ties to the Anschutz Medical Campus, local National labs such as the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Colorado businesses and industry.

We are committed to diversity and equity. Students from all backgrounds will find resources and support, and are strongly encouraged to apply.


The University of Colorado Denver is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

International Student Requirements:

International students must meet ALL of the standard requirements and also must provide: • Original transcripts and documentation in English (or a certified English translation) of the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or the equivalent • Documents required to process immigration documents • Certified English translation of all academic records and references not in English • $75.00 international non-refundable application fee • Evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated by one of the following: - Citizen of a country whose official language is English - Composite score of 75 or above on the TOEFL or composite score of 6.5 or above on the IELTS - Graduate of CU Denver’s ESL Academy - Earned bachelor’s degree or higher from a foreign or US accredited institution where the language of instruction was English. - Earned a bachelor’s degree from the US or successful completion of at least 2 semesters (12 credits) of full-time study in a graduate-level master’s program at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Students are encouraged to work with the University's Financial Aid Office to obtain information on financial aid opportunities. University of Colorado Denver FASFA Code: 004508

Locale: Large City

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