MA in Statistics

Admission decisions are made by the departmental Graduate Admissions Committee. Admission to the program is based on academic achievement, programmatic fit, and scholarly potential. 

Our graduate programs are open to those who hold a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or other fields with strong quantitative requirements. The department is expecting that quantitive courses, particularly those regarding statistical theory, be passed with distinction.

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General Requirements

Education

All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or other strong quantitative fields

Coursework

  • Calculus-based Probability, law of large numbers and central limit theorems.
  • Theory of statistical inference, hypothesis tests and regressions.
  • Linear algebra including vector spaces, bases in vector spaces, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.

GPA

The minumum undergraduate GPA requirement for admission is an overall 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Meeting the requirement does not guarantee admission; the actual standard for admission is set by the current pool of applicants and is generally much higher.

Exams

GRE

All applicants are required to take the GRE general test; we do not require a subject test. Scores older than five years will not be accepted. We do not accept the GMAT exam in place of the GRE exam. There is no minimum score requirement for the GRE.

Language proficiency exams: TOEFL or IELTS

International students from non-english speaking countries are required to submit either TOEFL or IELTS exam scores. Scores more than 2 years old will not be accepted. Students who have earned a degree from a U.S. institution or a formally recognized english-speaking instution will have this requirement waived. No waiver documentation is required; your transcripts will suffice.

The minimum scores required for the TOEFL and IELTS are:

TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

TOEFL Computer Based Test (PBT): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  550

IELTS Minimum Band Score: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7