MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research

A Socially Significant Degree

Develop highly marketable skills in the data science revolution and use them to address important social issues.

Our flexible-credit MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research (A3SR) provides you with rigorous training in statistical research techniques and their applications in contemporary social, behavioral, and health science research.

This MS program is a good choice if you like to work with numbers and solve problems, and want to learn valuable data-analysis and analytical skills. A variety of interests fit well with the program, including education policy, child development, poverty, labor markets, evaluation, social policy, psychology, and public health.

Our students are eager to apply their knowledge to do good in the world, especially in urban environments like New York City.

Coursework and data analysis projects help you gain confidence in your skills to undertake data-analytic projects and research grounded in proven methodology, and make strong data-based decisions and assessments.

You'll have opportunities to apply your skills to address critical policy issues and social problems through an internship in New York City and the consulting research seminar.

Upon graduation you'll be well prepared for a career as an applied statistician and data scientist in the private or public sector in fields such as: psychology, education, political science, applied economics, public policy, health and healthcare, and media research. Or you can choose to pursue doctoral study.

Financial Aid

Each year, we award $6 million in tuition scholarships to Steinhardt master’s students, which are determined by merit and financial need. These scholarships, combined with loans and student employment, help both full- and part-time students afford the cost of a graduate education. Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who complete their Free Application for Student Aid on time will be considered for financial aid.

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