The department offers graduate work leading to MS and PhD degrees in Statistics. Students can concentrate on theory or applications, and programs can be tailored to emphasize such areas of interest as ecology, engineering, forestry, genetics/genomics and computational biology, mathematics, or oceanography. All students obtain experience as statistical consultants for problems in a variety of areas, including agriculture, biology, forestry, exercise physiology, and engineering. Students interested in environmental sciences have the opportunity to obtain experience both in and outside the classroom with statistical methods for environmental data. 

The thesis is optional for MS and MA degrees. Statistical consulting is part of the program, enabling the student to gain a deeper appreciation of the need, power, and applicability of statistical tools through exposure to real problems.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements
  • Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please see statistics program application instructions for specific application requirements.



Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
June 01
Funding Deadline for all applicants
January 15

Available Concentrations ?

  • statistics

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)