Masters in Statistics Degrees and Graduate Programs
Masters in Statistics programs prepare students to conduct research, teach and practice their knowledge of the theory, methodology and application of statistical principles as researchers and statistical consultants. A master's degree in statistics or mathematics usually is the minimum educational requirement for most statistician jobs. Research and academic positions usually require a Ph.D. in statistics. Beginning positions in industrial research often require a master's degree combined with several years of experience.
In order to apply for admission to a master’s program in statistics or biostatistics, students must possess an understanding of the basic concepts and methods of statistics, along with mathematics, calculus and linear algebra. Acceptance into graduate statistics programs does not require an undergraduate degree in statistics, although good training in mathematics is essential.
Masters in Statistics Program Curriculum
Statistics graduate schools teach core theories, applied statistics, critical thinking skills and practice principles. Many graduate schools offer degrees in fields that include a sufficient number of courses in statistics to qualify graduates for some entry-level positions with the Federal Government
Many master's programs in statistics often require the following coursework:
- Differential and integral calculus
- Statistical methods
- Mathematical modeling
- Design and analysis of experiments
- Applied multivariate analysis
- Mathematical statistics
Statistics Career Paths and Job Outlook
Those with graduate degrees in statistics enter fields such as medical research, government, financial services and healthcare. Master's and Ph.D. degree holders often engage in research, develop statistical methods, or, after a number of years of experience in a particular area, become statistical
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, statisticians held about 27,600 jobs in 2012. This number is projected to grow by 27% between 2012 and 2022. Statisticians with a master's degree in statistics who have a strong background in an allied field such as finance, biology, engineering or computer science, are expected to have the strongest prospects of finding jobs
In 2012 the median annual salary for statisticians was $75,560, the top 10% of earners made more than $121,890, while the bottom 10% of earners made less than $42,220.
Northcentral UniversityUpcoming Start Date: January 14, 2019
American UniversityUpcoming Start Date: May 28, 2019
American University’s online Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation provides the skills to systematically collect, analyze and use data to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of projects. Graduates of this program are prepared...
George Mason UniversityUpcoming Start Date: January 22, 2019
Gain the deep statistical knowledge and technical savviness you need to advance to data scientist, engineer and analyst roles. You'll learn to deliver a process that transforms raw data and place it into a decision-making context.
Utica CollegeUpcoming Start Date: January 14, 2019
The MBA- Data Analytics specialization focuses on two aspects of the data science field...
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Louisiana State University In Shreveport
This versatile MBA with a Data Analytics Concentration or Specialization online degree program is suitable for those who enjoy the quantitative side of business, including students with engineering/computer science backgrounds as well as those with market...
Pennsylvania State University
Hone your ability to make data-driven decisions and use data science to achieve results in a number of fields. Earn a Masters in Applied Statistics online at Penn State. The 100% online MAS covers industry-standard software such as Minitab, R and SAS.
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago
Position yourself as a data-driven business leader—and your company’s data scientist—with an MS in Business Data Analytics...
Grand Canyon University
The Master of Science in Business Analytics program prepares students for a career in business analytics with a focus on using big data to help organizations make tactical and strategic decisions. This business analytics degree program is developed f...
- Old Westbury, NYOld Westbury, NY
New York Institute Of Technology
NYIT is launching a brand new Master of Science degree in Data Science starting Spring 2019. This interdisciplinary program will incorporate coursework in Computer Science, Analytics, IT, and Math to enable students to work in this growth industry.
- New York City, NY
Colorado Technical University
- Colorado Springs, CO
- Greenwood Village, CO
Colorado State University
Master of Applied Statistics (MAS)
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New School, The
Parsons’ Master of Science in Data Visualization is a multidisciplinary program in which students develop skills bringing together visual design, computer science, statistical analysis, and ethical considerations of data analysis and representation...
- New Brunswick, NJNew Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Bloustein School’s Master of Public Informatics program provides the vehicle for educating professional student cohorts in the competencies needed in public informatics: statistics, programming, data management, data analytics, visualization, spatial...
- New Brunswick, NJ
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers a course of study leading to an Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Applied..
Rochester Institute of Technology
The MS in data science has a strong career focus and prepares students with the practical and theoretical skills to handle large-scale data management and analysis challenges that arise in today's data-driven organizations.
- Rochester, NY
- Binghamton, NYBinghamton, NY
Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a professionally oriented Master’s of Arts degree program in statistics. The lively and versatile curriculum focuses on training that is applicable in the real world, and the program aims to prepare skillful...
- Muncie, INMuncie, IN
Ball State University
If you could choose the ideal college -- one that provided you powerful resources (world class faculty, facilities, technology, and academics) for per...
- Pullman, WAPullman, WA
Washington State University
- Lincoln, NELincoln, NE
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The MS program in Survey Research and Methodology is a two-year, non-thesis program designed to train students to fill the expanding need for professionals in survey research and data analysis. Graduates can expect to find challenging, creative, and wel...
- Lincoln, NE
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania
Policy, Master of Science (M.S.) in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology (SM
-The M.S. degree program in SMART is designed to prepare individuals for work in research and assessment organizations in...
Texas A&M University
The Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University, one of the premier statistics departments in the world, offers quality online degree and certificate programs. This online program is an integrated extension of the renowned on-campus program...
- College Station, TX
California State University, Long Beach
This program offers a unique opportunity for working adults who wish to advance their careers, pursue a teaching job, or move on to more advanced study and a PhD degree. The program was designed with the non-traditional student in mind. You will lear...
- Morgantown, WVMorgantown, WV
West Virginia University