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Master's in Statistics 

The MS in statistics is a 2-year program intended for working professionals or those interested in pursuing a PhD in statistics. Our small, cohesive department boasts internationally recognized research programs and provides students with opportunities to work with faculty as teaching and research assistants. 


Requirements include:

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


Research and Faculty

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The Department of Statistics is a small, cohesive department with internationally recognized research programs in high dimensional data analysis, multiple comparisons, design of experiments, biostatistics, bioinformatics, genetic statistics, Bayesian statistics and many more. Our graduates are well employed in academics and industry.




  • Transcripts (including courses in calculus of several variables and linear algebra)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV 

Test Scores:

  • GRE required with no minimum score
  • TOEFL scores required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers

Cost & Assistance

Teaching and research assistantships are available for both MS and PhD 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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