The future of Statistics is to continue adopting the most innovative approaches available in designing and analyzing the different types of research projects. Master of Science in Statistics programme is intended to produce graduates with a sound base of theoretically as well as adequate mathematical skills for practical analysis of data, with an aim of preparing them as technically proficient statisticians in designing and analysis of research issues.

At the end of the training the Programme is expected to:

  • Equip graduates with relatively advanced analytical skills in Statistics
  • Provide graduates with skills to present in an effective manner the interpretation, as well as implications of the results obtained from a statistical model and its analysis.
  • Provide graduates with skills for careers in the public and private sectors.
  • Equip graduates with skills for job opportunities in research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Produce graduates who are able to undertake Ph.D. research in their respective areas of specialization.

In addition to fulfilling the common university regulations, an applicant for the degree of Master of Science in Statistics should satisfy the following requirements. Hold a Bachelor’s degree at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent from a university recognized by Tharaka University College. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have at least two years of relevant research/working experience. Hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics or its equivalent from a recognized university. Must have taken Mathematics/Statistics as a major subject in the first degree having at least 8 units in the area of Statistics at undergraduate level.

The Master of Science in Statistics programme shall extend for a period of at least 18 months but not more than 36 months for full-time students, or at least 30 months but not more than 48 months for school based students. The programme shall be Coursework and thesis based :- Course work will take one academic year (two semesters) for full-time or three sessions for school based students followed by research, thesis writing and defense. Students will be required to register for and pass all core and elective courses with a loading of a minimum of 45 CFs before graduation. At least 30 CFs must be from coursework for candidates writing a thesis. The programme requires a minimum of ten (10) units (30 CFs) of coursework and a successful completion of thesis with 15 CFs. A student may take extra courses over and above the required number of units. A student may also choose courses subject to the approval of the department. The part-time mode is offered on session basis. The sessions are offered during the following times plus consultation sessions of at least twice a month during the off vacation period: Block I: 3 weeks in April; Block II: 3 weeks in August; Block III: 4 weeks in November/December. A problem solving approach shall be used with emphasis on library research, internet, open problems, project, modeling and seminar.

Full Time  Ksh-130,000/=,

per year science- based.


Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University  in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570