Master of Arts in Statistics (Apply Now!)

The STAT Program offers the Master's degree in statistics based on both theoretical and applied course work. Students will find that the combination of rigorous classes, faculty-student Research Interaction Teams (RIT’s), that prepare them well for the job market.


For the M.A. degree program, a student must complete

  • 30 credit hours. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is necessary to complete the degree.
  • At least 18 of these credits must be at the graduate level (600/700 level) and at least 15 of the graduate credits must be in statistics and probability (STAT).
  • The student must also submit a satisfactory scholarly paper.

Please note: 

  • There are no exams and no thesis requirement for MA students.
  • There is no foreign language requirement for MA students.
  • Ideally students should complete the degree in no more than two years.
  • No financial aid is offered to MA students. 
  • Here is a great resource for students to keep track of their credits