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.
- New Haven, CTNew Haven, CT
- Ypsilanti, MIYpsilanti, MI
Eastern Michigan University
- Charlotte, NCCharlotte, NC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Irbid, JordanIrbid, Jordan
- Regina, SKRegina, SK
University of Regina
- Halifax, NSHalifax, NS
- Boise, IDBoise, ID
Boise State University
The Department of Mathematics at Boise State University offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in mathematics.
- Houston, TXHouston, TX
University of Houston - Clear Lake
- Montecillo, MexicoMontecillo, Mexico
Colegio de Postgraduados
This program is focused to the study of the fundaments of statistical methods wich are applied to different fields of science and technology.
- Kaiserslautern, GermanyKaiserslautern, Germany
University of Kaiserslautern
- 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...
- Uppsala, SwedenUppsala, Sweden
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
University of Chicago
The Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago was established in 1949 to conduct research into advanced statistics and probability, to work with others in the application of statistics to investigations in the natural and social sciences, an...
- Chicago, IL
- Wollongong, AustraliaWollongong, Australia
University of Wollongong
Wollongong is a fast-growing, progressive university with an excellent international reputation for pure and applied research. It is at the leading edge in many fields, including telecommunications, the environment, advanced manufacturing and materials,...
- Seattle, WASeattle, WA
University of Washington
- Charlottesville, VACharlottesville, VA
University of Virginia
- Aberystwyth, United KingdomAberystwyth, United Kingdom
University of Wales - Aberystwyth
- Burlington, VTBurlington, VT
University of Vermont
- Atlanta, GAAtlanta, GA
Georgia Institute Of Technology
- Washington, DCWashington, DC
University of The District Of Columbia
The Master of Science in Applied Statistics welcomes students interested in gaining expertise in statistics for specialized careers in finance, busine...
- Diliman, PhilippinesDiliman, Philippines
University of the Philippines
Proof of English proficiency is required for admission to graduate studies of students whose native language is not English, except those who have gra...
- El Paso, TXEl Paso, TX
University of Texas at El Paso
Each student's program will be designed individually to meet the student's interests and goals.
- Bangkok, ThailandBangkok, Thailand
King Mongkut's University of Technology Ladkrabang
- Coventry, United KingdomCoventry, United Kingdom
University of Warwick
The University of Warwick has more than 4000 graduate students in its graduate school, and offers more than 90 taught Master's programs, as well as PhDs in all academic departments. The University is ranked in the top 10 British Universities for the qua...