MA Statistics: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am interested in this program. How do I apply?

A: See the Application page for information on how to apply to the program.

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A: There are some coursework prerequisites needed to apply to this program. Visit the Application page for more details.

Q: Do I need any special equipment and/or knowledge for this program?

A: Incoming MAS students are expected to have a laptop to complete their coursework and should familiar with a variety of business and statistical software. See more information about the recommended computing skills.

Q: Can I pursue a PhD after this program?

A: The MA in Statistics program is a professional degree program, preparing students to work as professionals after graduation. That said, by taking some additional courses, students may be suitable for PhD programs. In the two-year period from 2017 to 2019, there have been five students who join the PhD program at Binghamton University after finish their MAS degree. See more information about the PhD in Mathematical Sciences program at Binghamton.

Q: What are some of the career possibilities after I get my MAS degree?

A: This program prepares students for careers in statistics and data science, a respected and well-paid profession that is in high demand. Knowledgeable statisticians and data scientists are employed in a wide array of fields. More information

Q: How does Binghamton University’s MA in Statistics compare in cost to other schools?

A: As a top-rated public university, Binghamton University offers a world-class education at a fraction of the cost of most private schools in the United States. More information

Q: Who will be teaching the program?

A: Courses are taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty, with a wide range of research interests. Visit our faculty page to learn more.