MS in Applied Statistics


For deadlines, application requirements, and information on how to apply, see the Graduate Application Guide for this program.


We will be hosting an on campus Information Session and Class Visit on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  Class visit is from 3:30-6:10pm and Information Session is from 6:10-7:30pm.  Prospective students will have an opportunity to see a class, meet with faculty and current students, and ask questions from advisors and Graduate Admissions staff.

To RSVP for our event, please email Alexandria Martinez at:

Can't make it to campus?  We will have an online event as well.  Please email Alexandria Martinez for more information.



In addition to a strong academic record and GRE scores, applicants should have majored or minored in a quantitative discipline that provides a solid foundation for advanced study of applied statistics or completed a sequence of courses typically found in such quantitative disciplines.

The three programs that are most closely related are:

  • Mathematics, which emphasizes formal reasoning and modeling (e.g., advanced calculus, logic, linear algebra, probability theory)
  • Statistics (e.g., inference and probability, linear models)
  • Computer science (e.g., programming, discrete math, analysis of algorithms, data mining techniques).

Successful applicants might also have a major or minor in another quantitatively rigorous discipline such as economics, physics, or computational biology.

Students who do not have a major or minor in one of these areas but have taken a sequence of courses such as those listed above are also encouraged to apply.


  • Online application
  • Application fee (payable by major credit card only)
  • Statement of purpose, (describing why you want to be an applied statistician – limit to 2 pages)
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended or attending
  • One page supplemental statement on your statistical, mathematical, or computer science background
  • GRE is required
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take one of the following English proficiency exams and submit the scores: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic. See more information on English proficiency testing.