The University of Massachusetts, based in Amherst, MA offers a fully funded master’s in Statistics. The M.S. in Statistics is designed to prepare students for statistics and data science positions in industry, government, educational organizations, consulting firms, health care, and research organizations. Most graduate students are supported by Teaching Assistantships which provide a waiver of tuition and a 9-month stipend. Health fees are mostly subsidized. New Teaching Assistants in M.S. programs will normally receive a stipend of at least $17,288 and somewhat reduced duties.