Applied Statistics

University of Pittsburgh

24 months
39898 USD/year
39898 USD/year
23530 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Applied Statistics from the University of Pittsburgh provide students with the necessary background to seek employment in statistics or a related field. 


The degree program in Applied Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh provide training in applied statistics and consulting, as well as in the theory of statistics pertinent to applications. 

In addition, students are required to study an approved area outside of statistics at the graduate level. Possible areas include numerical analysis, biostatistics, education, economics, sociology, psychology, biology, business, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematical finance, and many others.

While both MA and MS are valid options, admission to MS is rare. Almost all of our current Applied Statistics master students are in Master of Arts (nonthesis option).

Career Development

  • Statistics has become one of the most attractive technical skills in industry and there is so much demand from students to get more training in statistics. 
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that employment for high-level statisticians has tripled – from 28,000 positions to 74,000 – from 2010 to 2016. 
  • National Center for Education Statistics data show that masters and doctorates in statistics have seen triple-digit growth since 2000.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Thesis for MS Degree
  • Statistics Seminar
  • Teaching Seminar
  • Modern Data Analysis for Research Workers
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Categorical Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Fee: $75 check or payment voucher if you choose to pay your application fee by credit card. 
  • Transcripts: Upload copies of your undergraduate transcripts and when applicable, graduate transcripts, with your online application. 
  • Career Statement/statement of purpose.
  • Three forms/letters of recommendation: You should submit the names of three referees with your online application for admission. The recommendation form we ask to be included with each letter of recommendation is available for download as a PDF file once you begin your online application process. Referees should submit their recommendations electronically.
  • GRE Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    23530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23530 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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