Career and Academic Opportunities

With the emphasis on state-of-the-art statistical methods and experience with real-world data, graduates will be well positioned to assume careers in business, healthcare, governmental agencies, market research, and academia. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects job growth for mathematicians and statisticians to far exceed the average for all occupations (by roughly a factor of four) between 2020 and 2030. Careers open to students with an MS in Statistics include Market Research Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Statistical Consultant, Insurance Industry Statistician, and Biostatistician among others. Students with a BS degree in Mathematics along with a MS in Data Science and Analytics may also choose to pursue further graduate study in Mathematics or Statistics (for example in KSU's PhD in Data Science and Analytics). See

Salary and Career Information

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Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • 3.25 GPA in KSU coursework
  • A "C" or better in MATH 1190, MATH 2202, and MATH 3332
  • 60 hours towards the bachelor's degree

Double Counted Courses Include

  • STAT 7100 to count for Related Studies (1 of 3)
  • STAT 7020 to count for Related Studies (2 of 3)
  • STAT Elective (Graduate) to count for Related Studies (3 of 3)
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Department / College
Mathematics / College of Science and Mathematics
Science Building, Room 205B

Advising Contact
David Marsh, Academic Advisor

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics

Department / College
School of Data Science and Analytics /  College of Computing and Software Engineering
Clendenin Building, Room 3011

Advising Contact
Joe DeMaio, Program Director