All materials should be submitted on-line through the The Graduate School's Online Application System.
A completed application consists of:
- An application form filled out on-line. This includes contact information, previous degrees, etc.
- A transcript from each institution of post-secondary academic work. One unofficial transcript from each institution should be submitted on-line. If
accepted and enrolled, official transcripts will be required later.
- Three letters of recommendation. The applicant provides email addresses for letter writers to the application system. The letters should be submitted
on-line directly by the letter writers.
- GRE scores from the general test. The GRE scores are available from ETS only for 5 years. GRE subject test scores in mathematics may also be submitted but are
Official score reports should be sent directly from the testing service (e.g., ETS). The department does not have a minimum
required GRE score.
- English proficiency scores (TOEFL or IELTS) may be required according to the rules set by the graduate school. TOEFL iBT scores are preferred.
school sets the minimum acceptable scores.
Again, official score reports are required.
- A written statement (personal statement) describing your academic and career goals, as well as special interests in the area of statistics. The statement
should not exceed 2 pages and should be uploaded on-line.
- A resume or curriculum vita is recommended. It must be uploaded on-line.
- An application fee paid on-line.
- If may take up to 3 weeks for your online materials submission to be reviewed and marked "complete". Please do not inquire whether materials have been received; you will be notified if required materials have not been received.
Deadlines and Important Information
Students wishing to pursue the PhD degree:
If you wish to pursue the PhD degree, you should apply directly to the PhD program. The Master’s program is not an intermediate step in that path.
PhD applicants are only admitted in the Fall semester. Complete applications received by December 15 will receive highest priority for admission and financial aid. Applications received later than February 15 will rarely have an opportunity to be considered.
Students wishing to obtain a Master’s degree (not as a route to the PhD):
- Applicants to the Master’s degree are only admitted in the Summer session, which begins in late May. The summer session courses are offered online, so that students would not be required to attend classes on campus until Fall.
- Applicants may also start in the Fall. This is often the best choice for international students.
Priority is given to applications received by January 15. The final deadline is March 25. No offers of financial support are provided to Master's students.
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