Statistics and Data Science (M.S.)
Basic Degree Information/Description
The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Statistics and Data Science includes instruction in a broad range of statistical methods and computational tools to equip students to pursue careers as government, industrial, or academic statisticians, or to continue to doctoral study in statistics.
Why pursue an M.S. in Statistics and Data Science at UTSA?
- In this age of advanced technology, there is an increasing demand for trained individuals who understand the nature or designing experiments, making predictions and forecasts, and analyzing large complex data sets. In response to this demand, the Master of Science degree in Statistics and Data Science has been implemented at UTSA.
- The program includes instruction in a broad range of statistical methods and applied computational tools to equip students to pursue careers in government, health science centers, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries, financial institutions, or to continue to doctoral study in statistics.
Application Requirements and Deadlines:
- Students must complete 33 semester credit hours and a comprehensive examination.
- For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.
| Required Degree
||B.A. or B.S. in statistics, mathematics, engineering, business, or related field.
| Other Degree Requirements
||Completion of Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and a course in Linear Algebra/Matrix Theory is required prior to applying to the program. Please see the Graduate Catalog for further details.
Career Options Available
| General University Requirements
||Must meet university wide requirements.
||A completed a Graduate School application.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
| Letters of Recommendation
| Statement of Purpose
| Test Scores
||General GRE, not older than five years.
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
- If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Graduates of the degree (the former MS in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics and MS in Statistics) are employed as statisticians throughout the community at The UT Health, Fort Sam Houston, PPD Pharmaco, ILEX Oncology, USAA and Southwest Research Institute. In addition several graduates have earned doctoral degrees at such schools as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Southern Methodist University and the University of Chicago. The MS in Statistics and Data Science will further enhance job opportunities for its graduates with the emphasis on applied courses and the implementation of statistical methodologies using SAS and R.