Florida State University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
1110 USD/credit
480 USD/credit
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The Department of Statistics at Florida State University offers two MS degrees in Statistics: an MS in Statistics and an MS in Statistics with major in Statistical Data Science.


Additionally, there are two tracks available for obtaining an MS degree in Statistics from Florida State University: the applied statistics track and the mathematical statistics track.

  • The master degree in the applied statistics track is for a student preparing for a career as an applied statistician or as a statistical consultant at the MS level. This program emphasizes statistical computation, methodology, and consulting.
  • The master degree in the mathematical statistics track places an additional emphasis upon probability theory and statistical inference. This degree prepares graduates to function as statisticians at the MS level and is a preparatory program for pursuing the PhD degree in statistics.
  • The MS in Statistics with major in Statistical Data Science Major emphasizes hands-on training in the application of data management and statistical methods and the use of data management, computational, and analytic software geared toward producing highly employable masters degree students. In this program, students will obtain a background in applied statistical methods, and proficiency in the software packages SAS and R to solve data management and analysis problems for the most common scenarios facing data-driven decisions in government and industry.
  • The MS in biostatistics degree prepares students to apply statistical principles, processes, applications, and analytical methods to design, implement, and analyze health related studies including both experimental (clinical trials) and observational (epidemiological) studies.

All of the MS degrees provide a route to a career in statistics. Prospective students should note that the MS in statistics, mathematical statistics track and MS in biostatistics degrees provide the best preparation for continuation into the doctoral programs (PhD in statistics or biostatistics) in this department. A student who finishes the applied statistics program can continue into a PhD program upon completion of the core courses for the MS in mathematical statistics or the MS in biostatistics (as given in Tables 4 and 8) and passing the PhD qualifying exams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics in Applications 
  • Distribution Theory and Inference
  • Statistical Inference
  • Data Management and Analysis with SAS
  • Computational Methods in Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
155 (verbal)
146 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with at least a "B" average
  • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is the minimum requirement for admission
  • The average GPA of students who were offered admission in Fall 2017 was a 3.310.
  • The average GPA of students who were offered assistantships in Fall 2017 was a 3.735.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1110 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1110 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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