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Statistics Program

In 2021, 'Statistician' Is Among the Best Jobs

In 2021, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Statistician as the 6th best job. In addition to being one of the fastest growing disciplines among those in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), master's degree programs in Statistics are much more accessible—even for college graduates that did not major in STEM.

Why Study Statistics?

Advances in computing have made data collection cheaper and easier. From medical studies and scientific experiments, to websites focused on social networking and shopping, data are everywhere. Not only do researchers and business analysts need statisticians to analyze these data, they need statisticians and data scientists to help keep the data organized and accessible.

While earning a master's degree in statistics at UHCL, you will be trained to apply your knowledge of statistics in fields like medicine, insurance, finance, education, sciences, and engineering. Our graduates have established careers as statisticians, biostatisticians, and business analysts, many of whom six-figure salaries.

The Statistics Program at UHCL offers a MS in Statistics, where students are trained in data collection and management, statistical computing, statistical inference, experimental design, and conducting research to solve real world problems. The program provides adequate preparation for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies in Statistics; especially those who graduated from college with a non-STEM degree.


Degrees We Offer


Admission Requirements

  • Statistics M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application

    A standard university application is required.

  • Requirements
    • A 4-year bachelor's degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • GRE with a minimum Quantitative score of 152.
      • Note: The GRE requirement will be waived for applicants that have satisfy either of the following:
        • A GPA of at least 3.3 in foundation courses: MATH 2318, MATH 2413, and MATH 2414, or
        • A GPA of at least 3.0 in foundation courses: MATH 2318, MATH 2413, and MATH 2414) and (a GPA of at least 3.5 in STAT 4344 and STAT 4345.
    • Additional Comment - Holding an undergraduate degree in mathematics, engineering, computing, or sciences would be an advantage. However, any college graduate can be successful in this program if they have completed a course in Linear Algebra and the undergraduate calculus sequence. Prospective students that have not taken these courses should talk to academic advisors about how to enroll in those courses with post-baccalaureate status.

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