||Welcome to the graduate program in Statistics at the University of Houston-Clear Lake
(UHCL). The Statistics program offers a Master of Science in Statistics. Its focus
is interdisciplinary and students are trained to apply their knowledge of statistics
in the fields of medicine, insurance, finance, education, sciences and engineering.
The UHCL graduates in Statistics have been placed in diverse careers, including statistician
/ biostatisticians and analysts in the field of medical institutes, banking, insurance,
investment, energy, environmental sciences, researchers, etc. Some of our graduates
employed in banking and insurance companies are making six-figure salaries.
Why Study Statistics?
Statistics is the science of learning from data
- It involves collection, analysis, interpretation of data, as well as effective communication
and presentation of results relying on data.
Data is being collected everywhere all the time
- From medical studies to scientific experiments, from polling organizations to National
Security Agency, from the Curiosity exploring Mars to social network sites like Facebook,
even from shopping at local stores such as Kroger, CVS, Randalls, etc., data is being
diligently and consecutively collected for its use in quantitative analysis and inference
to evaluate needs of the societies.
- Knowledge in statistics provides you with the fundamental tools and conceptual foundations
in quantitative reasoning to extract useful and important information intelligently
- Business, industries and government now rely on data for their planning and for developing
policies. Knowledge of statistics lies at the heart of quantitative reasoning essential
for making advances in the sciences, decisions in industries and development and implementation
of government policy.
Statistics program at University of Houston-Clear Lake
- The Statistics program at UHCL emphasizes a curriculum with a balance of theory and
application of statistics. It prepares students with statistical knowledge, computing
skills, and technical communication skills that are needed in their careers. Students
with sufficient undergraduate math foundation courses are expected to graduate from
the STAT program with a Master of Science in two years if they remain enrolled full-time.
Statisticians are in high demand in a wide variety of fields ranging from business
to government and science to industry (such as government agencies, pharmaceutical
companies, medical institutes, financial institutions, insurance companies, industrial
firms, energy companies, etc.). Not only are there many exciting opportunities for
statisticians, but careers in statistics are quite rewarding with excellent salaries
and benefits. Statisticians with sufficient experience earn up to six-figure salaries.
"I am not much given to regret, so I puzzled over this one a while. Should have taken
much more statistics in college, I think. :)" - Max Levchin, Paypal Co-founder, Slide
Statistician projected as top 10 fastestgrowing job – http://thisisstatistics.org/statistician-projected-as-top-10-fastest-growing-job