Fully Funded Master’s Programs in Statistics

Feb 09, 2021
McGill University Master's Programs in Statistics
McGill University offers full funding to their Master’s in Statistics students

As part of our series How to Fully Fund Your Master’s Degree, here is a list of universities that fully fund the studies of all or most of their students in the Master’s program in Statistics. A Master’s Degree in Statistics can lead to careers in research, teaching, academia, and many more industries.

“Full funding” is a financial aid package for full-time students that includes full tuition remission as well as an annual stipend or salary during the entire program, which for Master’s degrees is usually 1-2 years. Funding usually comes with the expectation that students will teach or complete research in their field of study. Not all universities fully fund their doctoral students, which is why researching the financial aid offerings of many different programs, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad, is essential.

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List of universities that offer to fund Master’s programs in Statistics.

Bowling Green State University

(Bowling Green, OH): The Department offers approximately 55 teaching assistantships. Assistantships for Master’s students are currently $12,500 for the nine-month academic year. Summer support ranging from $1,000-$2,000 is also available. In most circumstances, a tuition scholarship is given to students receiving a stipend from the department.

McGill University

(Montreal, Canada): All graduate students in Mathematics and Statistics who are accepted into the master’s or doctoral programs receive funding. They provide funding in terms of stipends, scholarships, and opportunities for teaching assistant salaries.

Memorial University

(Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada): The Department of Mathematics and Statistics endeavors to ensure a reasonable minimum level of financial support for all its graduate students, subject to their satisfactory progress. Students admitted into our research graduate programs with full funding receive a minimum of $14,732 annually at the Master’s level.

Ohio State University

(Columbus, OH): About half of the master’s students are funded through a Fellowship, Graduate Teaching Associateship (GTA or TA), or Graduate Research Associateship (GRA or RA).  Students who are offered the funding at the time of admission are typically guaranteed to fund for two years for a master’s student.  Monthly stipend (2020-2021 stipend is $2,178 for incoming master’s students.

Queen’s University

(Kingston, Canada): The funding package can consist of teaching assistantships or fellowships, research fellowships, internal and external awards, and/or scholarships.  We encourage all eligible students to apply for external scholarships such as NSERC or OGS.  Entering graduate students who are awarded federal government tri-council awards automatically receive a top-up of $5000 (MSc)/$10000 (Ph.D.) from Queen’s in the first year of their program. International students are normally awarded additional funding. M.Sc, & M.A.Sc. receive up to $24,500 per year.

Simon Fraser University

(Burnaby, Canada): Graduate students are funded through a combination of teaching assistant (TA) positions, research assistant (RA) positions, scholarships, etc. Generally, They accept only students for whom full funding is available. The duration of departmental support for M.Sc. students is 5 semesters. Awards and fellowships may be available through the department, university, or external organizations.

University of Alberta

(Edmonton, Canada): Most of their students in a thesis-based MSc or a Ph.D. program receive a Funding Guarantee from the Department. Domestic MSc students with a Funding Guarantee can expect funding of at least $25,285 per year for up to two years. International students are guaranteed to receive the same amounts and additional benefits.

University of Calgary

(Calgary, Canada): Full-time thesis-based students will be funded for up to two years or sponsored. 

University of Georgia

(Athens, GA): Many of the graduate students in the Department of Statistics receive some form of financial support. Typically, 35-40 students per semester receive full support. The majority of students are supported by Teaching Assistantships (TAs). MS students are typically supported for 2 years. Summer support is available but is not guaranteed for everyone.

University of Kentucky

(Lexington, KY): Almost all applicants admitted to the MS program receive assistantships that include a full-tuition scholarship and a living stipend. Supported students making normal progress toward their degree may expect to be supported 2 years for an M.S.

University of Massachusetts

(Amherst, MA): Most graduate students are supported by Teaching Assistantships which provide a waiver of tuition and a 9-month stipend. New Teaching Assistants in M.S. programs will normally receive a stipend of at least $17,288.

Wake Forest University

(Winston-Salem, NC): Almost all of the participants in our program receive substantial aid: a teaching assistantship, or a full or partial scholarship. Students who receive assistantships receive a full scholarship plus a living allowance. During the 2019-2020 academic year the full Teaching Assistant stipend is $15,480. Students who do not have an assistantship are eligible to work in the Math Center on an hourly basis.

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