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Are you Data Driven?

Transform information into insights with a master's degree from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Our collection of quantitative programs help you develop the necessary mindset to launch your career in the rapidly evolving field of data science.

Experience the AU advantage with small class sizes, real-world experience, and flexible scheduling. You'll receive personal attention throughout your course of study: in coursework, research, intellectual development, and career development.

12 credit hours

Our certificate program is your key to a lucrative career in data science. In just four classes, you'll gain the core technical proficiencies needed to transform data into decisions and position yourself for advancement in any industry. Courses can be applied to certain master's degrees.

TOP CAREER PATHS:

  • Data scientist
  • Business analyst
  • Data mining engineer
  • Big data scientist

33 credit hours

Prepare for a rewarding career as a biostatistician in the medical and health sciences, pharmaceutical industries, and international health services with our one-of-a-kind PSM program that combines rigorous study in the science of biostatistics with coursework in workforce skills such as project management, communication, and policy development.

TOP INTERNSHIPS:

  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation

TRACKS:

  • Health policy
  • Computational
  • Management

FACULTY EXPERTISE:

  • Spatial statistics and disease surveillance
  • Statistical methods in clinical trials
  • Mathematical evolutionary biology

Program Information

30-36 credit hours

Our applied, policy-oriented program helps you develop the vital understanding of markets, monetary forces, human action, and organizational behavior as you prepare for a career as an economist in the public or private sector.

TOP EMPLOYERS:

  • J.P. Morgan
  • Deloitte
  • The Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics

TRACKS:

  • General
  • Development economics
  • Gender analysis in economics
  • Financial economic policy
  • Applied economics (online only)

Program Information

39 credit hours | Full- or part-time

While similarly structured to our MA in Economics, this interdisciplinary degree, which combines the expertise of the College of Arts and Sciences with the renowned of the School of International Service, focuses on global trade and finance and gives you an in-depth understanding of the actors and institutions shaping international trade and financial developments and policies.

TOP CAREER PATHS:

  • Financial analyst
  • Global economist
  • Policy analyst
  • Teacher

Program Information

36 credit hours

Confront pressing environmental challenges, from climate change to food and water security with our degree in environmental science. Our program delves into the politics, policies, and economics of environmental concerns as it prepares you to develop innovative solutions to critically important issues.

TOP EMPLOYERS:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Peace Corps
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • State environmental agencies

TRACKS:

  • Thesis, for careers as scientists and researchers
  • Non-thesis, for careers in environmental policy and advocacy

Program Information

30 credit hours

Further your mathematical education, prepare for future graduate study, or gain expertise to advance your career with our MA in Mathematics. In addition to our general mathematics track, our program also offers an information science and security track, which prepares you for a career in government or industry by combining courses in applied mathematics, data science, and information technology.

TOP CAREER PATHS:

  • Teacher
  • Research analyst
  • Actuary
  • Information science and security

TRACKS:

  • General
  • Information and security

FACULTY EXPERTISE:

  • Representation theory
  • Application of dynamical systems to molecular biology

Program Information

33 credit hours

Learn how to use mathematics to understand and predict behavior and events with our two-year program. To ensure your success, this interdisciplinary degree, offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Kogod School of Business, combines rigorous training in mathematics with coursework in management and professional skills.

TOP CAREER PATHS:

  • Financial research
  • Biostatistics
  • Market risk analysis
  • Statistical analysis

Program Information

30-33 credit hours

Our degree in statistics is an excellent way to further your mathematical education, prepare for a doctoral program, or gain the expertise to advance your career. In this program, you will develop proficiency in the development, research, and analysis of quantitative tools to turn ideas into intelligent, informed actions.

TOP INSTITUTION PARTNERS:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Institutes of Health

TRACKS:

  • Mathematical statistics
  • Applied statistics

FACULTY EXPERTISE:

  • Statistical methods for evolutionary biology and environmental science
  • Computational statistics
  • Statistics of genocide

Program Information

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