The Statistics MS degree curriculum at The University of Texas at Dallas offers a balanced list of applied and theoretical courses and attractive electives. Through the course of study, students acquire the necessary skills to prepare them for high level careers in fields that require sophisticated data analysis skills.
To satisfy the MS degree requirements, the Mathematical Sciences Department currently offers a choice between three tracks:
Test score required: Yes
GRE scores of at least 143 verbal, 155 quantitative and 310 combined are preferred. Higher standards prevail for applicants seeking teaching assistantships.
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Statisticians seek employment in any field where there is a need to collect, analyze and interpret data — including pharmaceutical, banking and insurance industries, and government.
UT Dallas MS graduates are currently employed in positions such as statisticians, biostatisticians, quantitative analysts, managers, or they continue into doctoral degree programs.
The job of a statistician appears near the top in the rankings of 200 jobs by CareerCast’s Jobs Rated Almanac based upon factors such as work environment, income, hiring outlook and stress. For more information about careers in statistics, view the career page of the American Statistical Association.
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