The MS Statistics program will not be accepting applications for the Fall 2022. Please consider the MS Statistics and Data Science or MS Business Analytics programs.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
Early decision deadline
Scholarship & international deadline
Final deadline

Application Information

The Fox School of Business utilizes an online application process. Complete your application at your own pace through our Application Portal. Because we have a rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible while space is available in the program. If you have any questions about using the Application Portal, please contact an admissions representative for more details.

  • Completed application. Applications may be completed through our online Application Portal.
  • Current professional resume.
  • Nonrefundable $60 USD application fee, payable by credit card as part of the online application process.
  • Transcripts from every credit-bearing post-secondary academic institution attended. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application review process; sealed and certified official transcripts or mark sheets in English will be required upon admission and enrollment. Electronic transcripts submitted directly from the institution to our admissions office are considered sealed and certified. International applicants: see details about international transcript requirements.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test scores, taken within the last five years. Official test scores from the test provider will need to be submitted upon admission and enrollment.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores for non-native English speakers, unless degree is from an English language university located in a native English language country. See more information here.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Contact information for references may be submitted through the online Application Portal; references may then complete our electronic form or upload their own letters of recommendation.
  • Required essay: View topics within the online Application Portal.

Admissions Criteria

Prior work in statistics is not a requirement for admission to graduate study. Applicants for admission to the graduate program must hold a bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university and must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.8 overall and 3.2 in mathematical courses.Applicants must submit scores on the aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The scores on each of the three components of the GRE (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) typically fall within the following percentile ranges:

  • Verbal: 50 to 99
  • Quantitative: 80 to 99
  • Analytical: 50 to 99

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or better in mathematical courses may substitute scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for the GRE. The GMAT scores must also fall within the above percentile ranges.

An undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or better in mathematical courses can be used to offset a marginal score on the quantitative component of the GRE. Grades of B or better in college-level English courses can be used to offset marginal scores on the verbal and analytical components of the GRE.

Foreign students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL exam. The minimum score is 575, and the typical range is 590 to 660. A score above 610 may be used to offset a marginal score on the verbal component of the GRE. See more information here.

Two letters of recommendation and a statement of goals are required. Admission is competitive. The applicant’s academic record and test scores are given the highest weight in the admissions process, although other factors, such as the applicant’s ability and potential for further study as demonstrated by research publications, are also taken into consideration. A personal interview is not required but highly recommended.