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What is the difference between MA statistics vs MS statistics?


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I see that most schools offer MS Statistics and the courses seem fairly similar between MA and MSc pgorams, but what's really the difference between the two, in terms of stuff you learn and career prospects?

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From my understanding, they the same. Whether a school awards a MS or MA depends on whether their Statistics department is considered a part of the Science school or the Humanities school. Same for BS or BA in Statistics. It doesn't speak to the rigor of the program or the way it's perceived during hiring (I'd be very surprised if so).

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Most of the top programs like Georgetown, Columbia, UWashington, and Brown have MS degrees; the only school I know of that offers an MA in Biostats is BU, but I really don't think there's any significant difference between the two since the coursework is all pretty much the same.

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