The M.S. in statistics at UAF was originally designed in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to supply well-trained biometricians. A quarter century later, our statistics master’s program continues to offer unique opportunities to work with other departments and programs that relate to our location in the Arctic — wildlife biology and fisheries, in particular.
All graduate courses in statistics are offered in hybrid format, and you can complete the degree entirely online — working full- or part-time. Most of our students also take part in teaching (or research) assistantships, which provide a stipend and tuition credits.
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Why Study Statistics at UAF?
Earn your master’s degree in statistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and discover one-of-a-kind opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning and research. If you’re looking for broad learning options in the context of a small, personalized program, you’re in the right place.
What Can You Do With a Statistics Master’s Degree?
With a projected growth rate of 33% over the next decade, mathematician and statistician jobs are some of the fastest growing careers in the nation. From marketing, to finance, to scientific research and development, your expertise in statistics and data analysis will open a wide range of professional opportunities. Earning your master’s degree will give you even more of a professional edge.
Our M.S. in statistics graduates include research statisticians and data analysts; statisticians and biometricians; teachers and university professors; and university data analysts who conduct institutional research. Many work here in Alaska, with agencies such as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Some also go on to earn doctoral degrees at prestigious universities.
M.S. in Statistics Degree Requirements
The statistics master’s program at UAF offers an extremely broad range of courses for a fairly small department. Course highlights include Statistical Theory, Experimental Design, Bayesian Statistics, Time Series, Spatial Statistics, Nonparametric Statistics, Statistical Consulting.
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