Statistical skills are important in all applied sciences (life sciences, medicine and related fields, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences) and are becoming increasingly so in emerging fields that require analysis of complex data such as marketing and finance. There is a constant demand for graduates with these skills in both industry and academia. The Masters of Science in Statistical Science offered at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Strathmore University, provides an excellent balance between theory and application. The broad base of training in the important areas of statistical sciences will allow the student to successfully progress into professional employment or research.



We prepare our graduates for a diverse range of careers including: Biostatistics, Financial analysis, Market research, Econometrics, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Demography, Statistical Programming, Psychometrics, and any other career choices or fields which are of interest to the student.


In Kenya, a graduate with a Masters of Science in Statistical Sciences can work with research firms like IPSOS/Synovate, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Africa Population and HealthCare Research Centre, UN-HABITAT, KEMRI, KEFRI, KARI, ILRI, Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development and many other firms that require the expertise of a Statistician.


Learning facilities

Our students will have access to state of the art ICT platforms like eLearning system, numerous computer laboratories, unlimited internet, a wide range of software and email.

The university also has a well-stocked library with the latest titles in Statistical Sciences that will be used for learning, in addition to accessible online journals.


The Institute has also established a Data Science Centre (DSC) whose mission is to support interdisciplinary data-driven research in specific application areas such as digital security, financial and business analytics, healthcare analytics, analytics entrepreneurship, web analytics, climate change, renewable energy and social sciences.


Entry Requirements

a) The following are eligible for admission into the MSc. Statistical Science:

  • Holders of First Class or Upper Second in Mathematics or a related discipline; OR

  • Holders of Lower Second Class degrees in Mathematics or a related discipline plus Postgraduate Diplomas in relevant areas; OR

  • Holders of Lower Second Class Degrees in Mathematics or related disciplines plus a minimum of two years of working experience OR

  • Holders of other related qualifications from recognized universities

b) In addition to meeting the above criteria, the applicants will be required to attend and pass an oral interview and a Graduate Entrance Examination (GEE).

c) They will also be required to present two reference letters from academic referees.



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Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200