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.
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON
University of Ottawa
- 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.
- Hong Kong, Hong KongHong Kong, Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong, The
- Brookings, SDBrookings, SD
South Dakota State University
Blends application, theory, and computation, emphasizing the areas of financial analytics, biostatistics, and bioinformatics.
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
- 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...
- Saltillo, MexicoSaltillo, Mexico
Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro
- Trollhattan, SwedenTrollhattan, Sweden
University of Trollhattan/Uddevalla
- Chapel Hill, NCChapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chonnam National University
- San Diego, CASan Diego, CA
San Diego State University
Students may pursue either the general degree or a concentration in biostatistics that emphasizes statisticalmethods and applications in the biologica...
- 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 .
- Saskatoon, SKSaskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan
- Edinburgh, United KingdomEdinburgh, United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh
- Kalamazoo, MIKalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University
- Fargo, NDFargo, ND
North Dakota State University
- Auburn, ALAuburn, AL
- Dunkerque, FranceDunkerque, France
Center Universitaire de la Mi-Voix Calais
- Orlando, FLOrlando, FL
University of Central Florida
The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers a master's program in Statistical Computing, with tracks in Actuarial Science and Data Minin...
- Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University of Malaya
- Newark, DENewark, DE
University of Delaware
- Athens, GAAthens, GA
University of Georgia
The Department was originally formed in 1964 as the Department of Statistics and Computer Science and remained such until 1984. We have retained that strong emphasis on...
- Guelph, ONGuelph, ON
University of Guelph