M.Sc. On Campus


Florida State University

24 months
1110 USD/credit 19980 USD/year
1110 USD/credit 19980 USD/year
479 USD/credit 8622 USD/year
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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

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
155 (verbal)
146 (quantitative)

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

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  • International

    19980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 479 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Tallahassee

955 - 1345 USD /month
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