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Why Pursue an MS in Statistics & 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 & Data Science has been implemented at UTSA.

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

U.S. News Career Rankings for Statisticians

#2

in Best Business Jobs

#5

in Best STEM Jobs

#6

in 100 Best Jobs

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 & Data Science (MS)
Admission is only available for the Fall semester
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally 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
  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 Required scores not older than five years
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries)
  Purpose Statement Required
  Resume Required
*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 & Data Science (MS)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
Priority April 1 Not Available Not Available
International June 1 Not Available Not Available
Domestic July 15 Not Available Not Available

Funding Opportunities

Resources Assistantships

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
  • ERCOT
  • 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

Graduate Advisor of Record

Keying Ye, PhD

210-458-6375

keying.ye@utsa.edu