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Master's Degrees | Statistics


Entrance Exam: Not Required
College of Sciences

Master the How and Why of Statistics

The Online Master of Statistics degree at NC State offers the same outstanding education as our in-person program in a fully online, asynchronous environment filled with a vibrant community of learners.

Our online program serves a wide audience. We have traditional students that enter our program directly after their undergraduate studies. However, a large proportion of our online program community have been working for 5+ years and are looking to retool or upscale their careers.

We also have learners with a wide range of backgrounds. Some have strong quantitative skills and want to further their understanding of statistics and dive into the growing field of data science. Still others are practicing data scientists that want a more fundamental understanding of the techniques and analyses they use. The flexibility of our program allows us to serve all of these audiences.

Visit our departmental website for more information about our online master of statistics program.

Career Prospects

Graduates of our program develop a strong methodology for working with diverse types of data in multiple programming languages. Their skills at building and assessing predictive and inferential models are honed as well as their ability to communicate to diverse audiences.

We have students from all walks of life. Some come to us directly after their undergraduate coursework, but most are working professionals looking to further their careers or move to a new phase of their lives. Students have six years to complete the degree. Most take one course per semester, including the summer, and are able to finish in three to four years. Other students take a full-time load of three courses per semester and are able to finish in one year.

Our graduates are employed in many fields that use statistics at places like SAS Institute, First Citizens Bank, iProspect, the Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina State University, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield.