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Be a Leader in Quantitative Analysis

American University's master of science in Quantitative Analysis will teach you to use mathematics to understand and predict behavior and events. Private and public institutions rely on these understandings and predictions, making quantitative analysts highly sought after by employers. To ensure your success, the master's degree also provides you with the professional skills necessary to succeed in government, consulting, industry, and finance.

By coupling rigorous training in mathematics with coursework in management, our program will fully prepare you for careers in fields such as biostatistics, financial research, market risk analysis, statistical analysis, statistics, and quantitative analysis. Studying at both the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the highly ranked Kogod School of Business, you will gain valuable skills that will make you competitive in today's job market.

This program is designated as a STEM degree program.

The Knowledge and Skills for Success

AU’s master's degree in quantitative analysis is a 33-credit, interdisciplinary program that will provide you with rigorous training in quantitative analysis coupled with coursework in management. You will participate in workshops and seminars on professional skills and current issues in science and technology. Then you will then apply what you’ve learned to your internship and capstone project. The capstone project, internship, and professional development activities will deepen your understanding of quantitative and management methods, preparing you to be a leader in this field.

Make a Difference in Your Career and the World

Consistently ranked as one of the best cities for job seekers, Washington, DC, is the ideal city for graduates with quantitative analysis skills. With job opportunities in the federal government, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and within the financial industry, a master's in quantitative analysis will open doors for you in the DC area. There is an internship built into the program to ensure that you gain real-world experience in the field and get a head start on your career in the nation's capital.

Faculty Dedicated to Your Success

Our faculty prides itself on dedicated, individual attention to each student throughout the program. Our experienced faculty members have diverse mathematical backgrounds and are ideally equipped to help cultivate your mathematical interests. Departmental ties to public and private institutions provide connections to employment and internship opportunities.

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MS students have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship in topological signal processing. See other graduate scholarship opportunities through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students with a background in quantitative analysis often find careers as biostatisticians, financial researchers, market risk analysts, quantitative analysts, statistical analysts, and statisticians.

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