Rigorous Training in Both Science and Management

The Professional Science Master’s in Quantitative Analysis program combines science training with coursework in management. This postgraduate curriculum provides you with the tools used every day by biostatisticians, financial researchers, market risk analysts, quantitative analysts, statistical analysts, and statisticians.
The Professional Science Master’s in Quantitative Analysis program features:
  • Knowledge and skills needed for jobs that require biostatics, predictive modeling, and data mining.
  • Business courses within AU’s Kogod School of Business, ranked one of the top 25 business schools in the U.S. (Fortune magazine).
  • A capstone project and access to internship opportunities that prepare you for workplaces requiring quantitative and management methods.
  • The flexibility to pursue scholarly on-campus research or industry experience through external internships at the many scientific institutions in the Washington, DC area.

Accelerator Admission
Details (2018)

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 6.0 5.5
Available Entry Spring or Fall Spring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Preference for STEM background: Mathematics and statistics background preferred, but all fields will be considered.
Coursework required in: Linear Algebra, Calculus I, two Statistics courses, Computer Programming.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Regression
  • Research Methods
  • Statistical Methods

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree 6 9 0
Progression Into Master’s degree program Master’s degree program Master’s Accelerator Program
Progression Requirements GPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a B GPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a B Successful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course
Total credits required for degree: 33 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language Cost Per Credit After Accelerator1 Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Quantitative Analysis $20,653 $29,315 $8,165 $1,642 33

Note: Pre-Sessional English Language costs represent Spring and Fall 2018. Price varies for summer semester. Please visit accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator/tuition for more detailed costs.

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes 9 credits per semester.

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