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Master's in Statistics 

The M.S. in statistics is a two-year program intended for working professionals or those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in statistics. Our department boasts internationally recognized research programs in high dimensional data analysis, multiple comparisons, design of experiments, biostatistics, bioinformatics, genetic statistics, Bayesian statistics and many more.  We provide students with opportunities to work with faculty as teaching and research assistants and our graduates are well employed in academics and industry.


Requirements include:

  • M.S. report or thesis
  • Four core statistical theory courses
  • Three courses in applied statistics 
  • One statistical programming course

Admissions Requirements

  • Transcripts (including courses in calculus of several variables and linear algebra)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resum√©/CV
  • Application Due Dates by Entry Semester:
    • For admission with a teaching or research assistantship, applications are due February 15 (Fall entry) or October 1 (Spring entry)
    • For admission only, domestic applications are due by July 1 (Fall entry), November 1 (Spring entry)
    • For admission only, international application are due by May 1 (Fall entry), October 1 (Spring entry)

Test Scores:

  • GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency scores required for international applicants who are not native English speakers

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Cost & Assistance

Teaching and research assistantships are available for both M.S. and Ph.D. statistics students. Through the generosity of the Gaute Vik Family, the department is able to offer outstanding applicants additional fellowships. Financial awards for outstanding current students are also available.



Assistantships and Scholarships


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