MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research

MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research

Acquire highly marketable advanced analytic skills and use them to address important social issues. Prepare for a wide range of challenging and rewarding data-intensive careers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

  • Gain a strong foundation in statistical research techniques
  • Tailor your studies to your interests — choose from concentrations in Data Science for Social Impact, Computational Methods, or General Applied Statistics
  • Apply the skills you learn to address policy issues and social problems through an internship and consulting research seminar. You'll also work closely with faculty on research projects
  • Study full or part time, and complete your degree in as few as three semesters


Prepare for a career as an applied statistician and data scientist in the private or public sector, working in fields such as psychology, education, political science, public policy, media research, or healthcare. Or prepare for doctoral study. Our students are eager to apply their knowledge to do good in the world, especially in urban environments like New York City.

Financial Aid

Each year, we award several million dollars in partial tuition scholarships to Steinhardt master’s students, which are determined by merit and financial need. These scholarships, combined with loans and student employment, help students afford the cost of a graduate education.