Statistics, M.A. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
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The Department of Statistics is in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.


Founded in 1997, we're a young and dynamic department. Our degree programs lead to the Master of Arts or Master of Science in either Statistics or Applied Statistics and the Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics. These degrees may be pursued on a full- or part-time basis.

The department also provides courses for students engaged in graduate studies in other disciplines that require statistics and for individuals requiring specialized statistical skills in the workplace. We also provide instruction in statistics for 3,000 undergraduate students each year.

Our graduate program in Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh currently has approximately 35 students. A number of doctoral candidates are sponsored by research or teaching assistantships or Mellon fellowships. All of them include full-tuition scholarships, a stipend and health insurance.

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


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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. DO NOT SEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. 
  • Career Statement/statement of purpose: You should submit your statement of purpose in the "Additional Information" section of the online application for admission, which allows you to upload your document. 
  • Three forms/letters of recommendation: You should submit the names of three referees with your online application for admission. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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