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Statistics.

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.

Your Benefits

  • Excellent career prospects
  • Acquire expertise in managing, modeling and visualizing data
  • Wide range of supplementary subjects
  • Opportunities to specialize
  • Outstanding faculty-student ratio
  • EMOS (European Master of Official Statistics) certified program

Master's Degree in Statistics

Degree

Master of Science (MSc)

Duration

4 Semesters

ECTS

120 Credits

Language

English

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

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

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

ADVANCED DEGREES AT THE JKU

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. See: jku.at/ifas/emos for more information.

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:

SEMESTER S1 S2 S3 S4
Mathematical Statistics x x    
Statistical Methods x x x  
Statistical Practice   x x x

Gender Studies

x      

Electives

x x x  

Master's Thesis Seminar

    x x

Master's Thesis

      x

Final Master's Examination

      x

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 (B2 level).

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!