M.S. in Statistics & Data Science

Regular M.S. and an Accelerated M.S. for current University of Arizona Undergrads

The University of Arizona Statistics & Data Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program offers an M.S. program that is the result of collaboration between 18 different departments and schools across campus. 

A number of University of Arizona graduate students are pursuing an M.S. in Statistics & Data Science in combination with a PhD. 

30 units of the M.S. can be applied to a PhD in Statistics & Data Science.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for Statisticians will grow by 33% from 2020 to 2030.  That is much faster than average.

The average completion rate for an MS in Statistics & Data Science is 2.2 years and requires 30 units of coursework.

The 2020 median Pay for a Statistician was $93,290 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)  

The Graduate College Website has information on the cost of a Graduate University of Arizona education including a Tuition Calculator.

While an undergraduate degree in Statistics is an advantage, it is not required.  For more information on the requirements and requisites see the admissions web page.  

Here is a partial list of the organizations that are employing our M.S. graduates:

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Cincinnati Reds Baseball
  • Medpace
  • Arizona Statistics Consulting Laboratory
  • Raytheon
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Afton Chemical
  • Walmartlabs
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Citibank

The coursework requirements for the M.S. in Statistics & Data Science can be found on the SDS website.

A good starting point for information on the Accelerated Master's in Statistics & Data Science is on the Math website.

Generally the deadline is May 31 but a late application may be accepted with program approval.  If you need program approval talk to the Program Coordinator. 

The requirements can be found on the admissions page.