The Master’s degree program in Statistics is an advanced, interdisciplinary, academic program focusing on core areas of theory, methodology, statistical application, and data analysis. Students earn a professional degree that includes courses in applied statistics as well as a variety of elective courses. Graduates are not only well educated in theoretical foundations, they can reach their professional goals by learning how to develop new statistical methods and effectively apply these methods to solve problems. Graduates are also qualified to engage and collaborate with experts in other fields and pursue occupations in data sciences as well as various areas of social sciences and economics, life sciences, ecology, and official statistics.

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Master's Degree in Statistics


Master of Science (MSc)


4 Semesters


120 Credits


English (level B2)

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Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects


The Master’s degree program in Statistics has been designed to foster and hone data-analytical skills by providing:

  • A deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and statistical methods
  • Proficiency in hands-on applications
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Enhanced skills by independently developing innovative methods
  • A strong social skill set to work effectively as part of a team
  • International experience by offering English-language courses and opportunities to study abroad


Graduates of the Master’s degree program in Statistics are highly sought-after specialists and can pursue a wide variety of professional occupations requiring expertise in complex data analysis, such as at:

  • Academic and non-academic research institutions
  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Medical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Official statistics agencies
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Marketing and public opinion research agencies


After successful completion of the Master's degree program, you can earn an advanced degree at the JKU:

  • Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences, Economics & Business
  • EMOS (European Master of Official Statistics) Certificate:
    Students in the Master’s degree program can enhance their professional credentials by earning the internationally recognized European EMOS certificate in official statistics. Additional requirements include a mandatory internship at a statistical agency, e.g. Statistics Austria, classes in official statistics, and a Master’s thesis in this field.
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On average, graduates in this field find a job 2 months after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 3.471.

Video about the Program

JKU Open Days *Online 2021

Recording from the degree program presentation during JKU 2021 Open Days *Online
Duration: 20 minutes
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Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

Mathematical Statistics x x    
Statistical Methods x x x  
Statistical Practice   x x x

Gender Studies



x x x  

Master's Thesis Seminar

    x x

Master's Thesis


Final Master's Examination


Admission Requirements

  • BA in Statistics and Data Science (formerly "Statistics") at the JKU, or a comparable undergraduate degree equivalent in scope and content. Students should be proficient in English (level B2).

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