Why are election predictions often accurate? How effective are vaccines? As a data scientist, you provide the foundation and the bottom line to be able to make fact-based, informed decisions.
The four-semester Master’s degree program in Statistics is offered entirely in English and addresses key areas of statistics and data science. Your studies include focusing on key theoretical approaches and, in cooperation with experts in other fields, you will learn how to apply academic theory to tackle and solve real-world issues.
The 21st century is rapidly becoming an age of information! Your data literacy skills and the ability to critically analyze data and information will be the key to modern society’s future success. As a program graduate with a strong background in statistics, you will be highly sought after for a wide variety of job openings and positions in different fields.
Master's Degree in Statistics
Master of Science (MSc)
English (Level B2)
Full-Time / Part-Time (50%)
As part of the Master’s degree program, students must complete classes amounting to a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following subject areas:
Master's Thesis Seminar
The program aims to educate students in the field of "data literacy". You will learn everything you need to know about
Did you know that ...?
...the Institute for Applied Statistics (IFAS) at the JKU not only works with various local companies such as Hofer, Greiner, voestalpine, Pöttinger, but also with Statistics Austria (paid internships), and with the Faculty of Medicine, the Kepler University Hospital, and the University of Veterinary Medicine?
A recording of a presentation about the program during the 2021 JKU Open Days *Online
Duration: 20 minutes
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After successfully completing the Master's degree program in Statistics, you can pursue a very broad, multi-faceted career. Companies and industries that need to collect, systematically manage, analyze, and present data on a large scale need your expertise! Digitalization continues to drive growth in this field further and our graduates work for leading companies and institutions in the following areas:
On average, graduates in this field tend to find a job 2 months after graduation. After 3 years of employment, the average monthly gross salary is € 3,471.00.
In order to be accepted to the Master's degree program in Statistics, you must meet the following admission requirements:
As part of the program, you will have numerous opportunities to actively work together with companies, Statistics Austria, or in the field of medicine, technology, and engineering. You will focus on current issues that require collecting statistical data and information. This makes the Master's degree program in Statistics very practice-oriented and relevant!
We recommend a minimum proficiency level of B2 (Matural level) in English.