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A Socially Significant Degree

MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research

Acquire highly marketable advanced analytic skills and use them to address important social issues with NYU's MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research. Our comprehensive, two-year curriculum provides you with a solid base of experience and knowledge. You'll join a close-knit, collegial community of future data scientists and learn from a caring and accomplished faculty.

Prepare for a wide range of challenging and rewarding data-intensive careers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.


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A Program to Fit Your Goals

You'll gain a strong foundation in quantitative methods and statistical research techniques, and apply the skills you learn to address policy issues and social problems through a paid internship and consulting research seminar. You'll also work closely with faculty on research projects. Study full or part time. An accelerated, lower-credit option for advanced students is offered.

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Choose Your Concentration

Tailor your studies to your interests — choose from concentrations in Data Science for Social Impact, Computational Methods, or General Applied Statistics. The Data Science for Social Impact concentration is one of the first in the world to focus on the real-world challenges of using data to inform policy and practice.

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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.

Equity and Belonging at NYU Steinhardt

Our community of students brings a spectrum of identities, experiences, and viewpoints. We strive to create a supportive learning environment that provides opportunity for all, where everyone can thrive by seeing the world through many perspectives, regardless of race and ethnicity, nationality, class, sex, gender identity and expression, ability, faith/belief, sexual orientation, and age.

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Financial Aid

Our goal is to make Steinhardt an option for everyone, including underrepresented populations, international students, and people with special challenges on their path to graduate education. Your financial aid picture may include our many scholarship opportunities, federal aid, private loans, and more.

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Please note that our photos were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. We take the safety of our community very seriously, and our current precautions for in-person activities include required mask use, social distancing, and regular testing.