Graduate Statistician

Graduate Statistician (GradStat) is a grade of professional membership of our Society. It provides formal recognition of a member’s statistical qualifications.

From January 2019, any member awarded the status of Graduate Statistician will only be able to hold this title for a maximum of 10 years from the year it is awarded. Current holders of the Graduate Statistician status will continue to be able to hold this title until the end of 2029, meaning they have 10 years from 2019.

Our criteria

To gain GradStat status you will need a degree(/s) in statistics which successfully maps to our Level 6 or Level 7 standards – from the following:

1 – a UK honours degree (class 2.2 or above) and/or higher degree 
2 - an appropriate overseas degree (an MSc may be required)
3 - the Graduate Diploma of the Society.

Degrees which are formally accredited by the RSS automatically fulfil these requirements (note that in some cases, accreditation is conditional and certain modules need to be passed – please contact the RSS if you require more information).

This is a summary of requirements - for full details download the Notes for guidance for GradStat applicants (PDF).

Application process

GradStat members must

Why become a GradStat?

Download the Graduate Statistician Award (PDF) to find out the benefits of the GradStats award.

Career development

We encourage GradStat members to undertake suitable professional training and experience, normally for at least five years, that will enable them to apply for Chartered Statistician (CStat) status. Our mentoring service for GradStats offers members help and advice in terms of their professional development. Our mid-term assessment scheme gives members more formal advice on whether they are making good progress towards Chartered.