Prepare for a career as a statistician or data scientist in government, industry or academia—or pursue your doctoral studies in statistics or a related field with a master in data science at UTSA.

Jerome Keating in a classroom teachingOur 33-credit hour STEM-designated program will provide you with knowledge of a broad range of applied statistical methods and computational tools.

Designed to meet the increasing demand for trained data scientists, coursework includes instruction in designing experiments, statistical modeling, making predictions and forecasts, and analyzing complex data sets commonly encountered in various areas of scientific study.

Statisticians are needed in such areas as biomedical fields and bioinformatics to address drug development and health related issues, in data analytics to address marketing and sales, in statistical research to predictive modeling and forecasting and in environmental studies to address pollution and contamination. They are also needed to analyze big data encountered in internet traffic, fraud detection, cyber security and national defense. Statisticians are employed by such industries as banking, insurance, investment, health, pharmaceutical industry, finance, manufacturing and service.

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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.

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Program Overview

Program Starts

  • Fall (Late-August)

Program Length

  • 33 credit hours
    • 15 hours of required courses
    • 12 hours of focus area electives
    • Six hours of free electives

Program Delivery

  • Classroom delivery

Average Class Size

  • 30
Employers Who Recruit UTSA Statistics and Data Science Graduates
  • 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
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Featured Courses
  • Applied Statistics
  • Introduction to Statistical Inference
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • SAS Programming and Data Management

Degree Requirements

  • Elective courses in the areas of:
    • Biostatistics
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Data Mining
    • Financial Modeling
    • Industrial statistics and R

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How to Apply

The online application form is available through UTSA’s Future Roadrunner website, and it may be saved and updated until you are ready to pay the application fee and submit.

In addition to the application requirements below, applicants must also meet university-wide graduate admission requirements.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form: Includes loading all required documents, paying your application fee and clicking on the “Submit” button.
  • Current resume: Optional requirement. Include employment or other related experience.
  • Letters of reference: Optional requirement. Students can submit a request for letters of recommendation through the online application. The application system will send their recommenders a rating form and a section for them to upload their letter.
  • Personal statement: Approximately 1-2 pages, there are no specific format requirements but your letter should identify why you are interested in this program at UTSA.
  • Requirement for standardized tests: GRE/GMAT are waived for Fall 2022 admission.
  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials. If your application is successful, official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended by the end of your first semester. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope, or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.
    • Electronic official transcript submissions: graduate.documents@utsa.edu
    • Mailing address for official transcripts:
      • The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Attn: The Graduate School
        One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
    • Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • International applicant TOEFL/IELTS test scores: Until further notice, any applicants with a TOEFL/IELTS score on hand should submit their result (regardless of date) as part of the application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS scores, will complete alternate evaluations to demonstrate English proficiency following admission.

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Department Information

Main Office: BB 4.01.10
Phone: 210.458.6345
Fax: 210.458.6350
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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