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 requirements can be found on the admissions page.

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 and the Grad College Website.  For information on admissions requirements go to the Admissions page on the SDS GIDP 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.