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Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Statistics and Data Science

In this age of advanced technology, there is an increasing demand for trained individuals who understand the nature of designing experiments, making predictions and forecasts, and analyzing large complex data sets. In response to this demand, the MS in Statistics and Data Science has been implemented at UTSA.

Become a next generation data scientist by earning a UTSA Master of Science in Statistics and Data Science degree from our top-ranked business school in San Antonio, Texas.

STEM Designated Degree Program

This program in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business is included on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s STEM Designated Degree Program list.

STEM Designated Degree Programs provide several benefits, including:

  • High career growth potential and competitive salaries
  • Development of transferrable skills such as adaptability, critical thinking, research and analysis
  • International students on an F-1 visa are eligible for up to 24 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT)

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Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Statistics and Data Science (MS)
Admission is only available for the Fall semester
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level. Calculus III and Linear Algebra course with a B or better required prior to applying for the program.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  GRE 23-24 App: Scores are currently waived for this program through the 2023-24 academic year.
24-25 App: Not required
  English Language Proficiency 23-24 App: Scores are currently waived for this program through the 2023-24 academic year.
24-25 App: 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Statistics and Data Science (MS)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
Academic Year 2023-24 Priority International Domestic
Fall 2023 April 1 June 1 July 15
Spring 2024 Not Available Not Available Not Available
Summer 2024 Not Available Not Available Not Available
Academic Year 2024-25 Priority International Domestic
Fall 2024 Not Available June 1 August 1
Spring 2025 Not Available Not Available Not Available
Summer 2025 Not Available Not Available Not Available

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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

  • Becton Dickinson
  • CAT
  • Chase Bank
  • Fort Sam Houston
  • Frost Bank
  • Harland Clarke
  • H-E-B
  • Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JOIWC)
  • Medspace
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Pearson
  • Rackspace
  • RTI International
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Trinity Health Care Resources
  • USAA
  • U.S. Air Force
  • UT Health San Antonio
  • VA Hospital
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Visa Incorporated
  • Wells Fargo
  • Applied Statistics
  • Introduction to Statistical Inference
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • SAS Programming and Data Management

Elective courses in the areas of:

  • Biostatistics
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Financial Modeling
  • Industrial Statistics

Program Manager

Molly Miller