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Statistics - Master's Degree Program

Students in the Master's degree program in Statistics will learn to apply problem-solving skills in the field of data analysis and statistics. Graduates are able to independently develop new statistical methods as well as apply practical approaches to problems. Students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in Statistics in order to deepen and expand their knowledge in the graduate degree program. Students will expand their foundation of theoretical and statistical methods in both implementation and complex applications. In addition, students will be introduced to current research and will be given the foundational base necessary to successfully pursue a doctorate of Ph.D. degree.

As statistical methods are applied in various fields ranging from economic and social research to life sciences and environmental research, graduates from the Master's degree program must possess strong social skills and be able to cooperate well with experts in other disciplines. Interdisciplinary skills are a large part of the Master's degree program in Statistics and these are taught through courses in applied statistics as well as a high number of elective courses.

Prospective Career Opportunities

Graduates are needed for many fields requiring complex data analysis:

  • central statistical bureaus
  • medicine and pharmaceuticals
  • banks and insurance companies
  • manufacturing industries (quality assurance, reliability testing)
  • market research and public opinion polling
  • internal and external academic research facilities.

Academic Degree Program / Length

Academic Degree Program: Master's Degree Program in Statistics
Degree Awarded: Master's of Science in Statistics or Msc or Msc (JKU)
Program Length: 4 semesters

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