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.
- Miami, FLMiami, FL
University of Miami
- Dunkerque, FranceDunkerque, France
Center Universitaire de la Mi-Voix Calais
- Umea, SwedenUmea, Sweden
- Christchurch, New ZealandChristchurch, New Zealand
University of Canterbury
Our staff are active in research in a number of fields within mathematics and statistics. The department also hosts a biomathematics research centre involving statistical and mathematics modelling in a range of biological problems.
- Sao Paulo, BrazilSao Paulo, Brazil
Universidade de SÃo Paulo
- Burnaby, BCBurnaby, BC
Simon Fraser University
- Storrs Mansfield, CTStorrs Mansfield, CT
University of Connecticut
- Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Trinity College Dublin
- Dallas, TXDallas, TX
Southern Methodist University
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
- Haifa, IsraelHaifa, Israel
Technion-Israel Institute Of Technology
The Technion is the oldest university in Israel. It is ranked as one of the world's leading scientific institutes of higher learning .
- Davis, CADavis, CA
University of California - Davis
The M.S. gives students a strong foundation in the theory of statistics as well as substantial familiarity with the most widely used statistical methods. The supervised statistical consulting required of all M.S. students has proven to be a valuable edu...
- Newcastle Upon Tyne, United KingdomNewcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Northumbria University, Newcastle
- Brookings, SDBrookings, SD
South Dakota State University
Blends application, theory, and computation, emphasizing the areas of financial analytics, biostatistics, and bioinformatics.
- Kristianstad, SwedenKristianstad, Sweden
University of Kristianstad
Chonnam National University
- Hoboken, NJHoboken, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology
- Lubbock, TXLubbock, TX
Texas Tech University
The M.S. degree in statistics consists of 36 hours of graduate work including 3 hours of credit for a departmental report or 6 hours of credit for the...
- Fredericton, NBFredericton, NB
University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
- Neuchatel, SwitzerlandNeuchatel, Switzerland
Université de Neuchatel
The Master's Degree in Satistics of Neuchatel offers base courses in satistics and three different options : Statistics applied to economics, Statisti...
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON
University of Ottawa
- Seoul, KoreaSeoul, Korea
- San Jose, CASan Jose, CA
San Jose State University
Earn an MS in Statistics in the heart of Silicon Valley, center of the high tech universe.
- Saltillo, MexicoSaltillo, Mexico
Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro