New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate program in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Develop highly marketable skills in the current data science revolution and use them to address important social issues. Our new flexible-credit MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research (A3SR) provides you with rigorous training in statistical research techniques and their applications in contemporary social, behavioral, and health science research.

This program is a good choice if you like to work with numbers and solve problems, and want to learn valuable data-analysis and analytical skills. A variety of interests fit well with the program, including education policy, child development, poverty, labor markets, evaluation, social policy, psychology, and public health. Our students are eager to apply their knowledge to do good in the world, especially in urban environments like New York City.

Through required and elective coursework, and an internship or research project with a faculty mentor, the A3SR curriculum prepares you for a career as an applied statistician and data scientist in the private or public sector in fields such as psychology, education, political science, applied economics, public policy, health and healthcare, and media research. Or you can choose to pursue doctoral study in a variety of academic disciplines that require quantitative analysis.

Our A3SR faculty are deeply committed to using data analysis methods and strategies for the social good. They have worked and consulted for a range of advocacy and policy organizations. They are applying these strategies to important questions in public health, politics, psychology and psychometrics, demography, sociology, labor markets, and education.

The full-time program can be completed in 3 or 4 semesters, depending on your prior statistical training. Part-time enrollment is permitted and will, of course, take longer -- up to 6 semesters.

The program accepts applications for fall enrollment only. Apply by February 1 for Fall semester matriculation.

Generous scholarships are available.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,479 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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