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.
- Stirling, United KingdomStirling, United Kingdom
University of Stirling
Gradute programs of one year (taught Masters degrees); Masters programs by research; research degrees. Programs open to graduate students with suitable first (undergraduate) degrees.
- Dayton, OHDayton, OH
Wright State University
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers the Master of Science degree in applied statistics.
- London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
Unlike other Colleges of the University of London Birkbeck not only provides a range of full-time postgraduate taught and research programmes for UK a...
- Boston, MABoston, MA
Ordinarily, eight semester courses in mathematics are required for the M.A. degree. At most two courses may be transferred from another institution; in this case, the courses should correspond to Boston University courses. A Ph.D. student must complete...
- University Park, PAUniversity Park, PA
Pennsylvania State University
The Master of Applied Statistics (M.A.S) program is a professional degree designed to provide training in statistics focused on developing data analysis skills, and exploration of all core areas of applied statistics, without going deeply into the mathe...
- Seoul, KoreaSeoul, Korea
- Malvern, AustraliaMalvern, Australia
- West Chester, PAWest Chester, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
The current focus on high technologu in this country has created new and different career opportunities, as well as shifted the emphasis for certain areas of expertise. On particular demand in the high-tech industry is for applied statisticians. Vital t...
- Logan, UTLogan, UT
Utah State University
USU's Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a regional leader in practical mathematical sciences, with top-ranked Statistics and Interdisciplinary programs in the Intermountain West. All qualified students receive financial aid in the form of teac...
- Babson Park, MABabson Park, MA
Babson's part-time Master of Science in Business Analytics program is designed to prepare you to be the bridge between data and action. You’ll learn the latest tools and analytic methods needed to interpret your organization’s data.
- San Francisco, CA
- Huntsville, TXHuntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University
Learn from a nationally respected statistics program.
- Jacksonville, FLJacksonville, FL
University of North Florida
- Knoxville, TNKnoxville, TN
University of Tennessee
The Department of Statistics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville invites applications for the M.S. degree program specializing in industrial s...
- Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide, Australia
University of Adelaide
- Wellington, New ZealandWellington, New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington
- Glasgow, United KingdomGlasgow, United Kingdom
University of Glasgow
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in any of the department's research areas. There is a large group of research students and general research training is given in addition to individual research projects.
- Vancouver, BCVancouver, BC
University of British Columbia
UBC Statistics offers MA and PHD degrees.
- Kansas City, MOKansas City, MO
University of Missouri - Kansas City
- Columbia, SCColumbia, SC
University of South Carolina
The Master of Industrial Statistics degree program is geared toward persons who are currentlyworking in a business, government, or industrial setting.
- Tucson, AZTucson, AZ
University of Arizona
The GIDP in Statistics at The University of Arizona is an interdisciplinary training program designed to focus and enhance statistical training and research across the UA campus. We offer both the MS and PhD degrees, as well as a PhD Minor and a 12-unit...
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
Hult International Business School
As the role of big data becomes increasingly important, a one-year Hult Masters in Business Analytics degree equips students with the analytical and business capability to translate data statistics and analysis into action...
- Villanova, PAVillanova, PA
The Applied Statistics Program offers a course of study which focuses on the training of statisticians for industry, government, and academia.