Master's Program in Applied Statistics

The Department of Statistics' graduate program is open to qualified graduates of universities of recognized standing.  To be admitted with full status to the M.S. program, the applicant must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized standing.
  2. Have had at least one year of calculus.
  3. Have had at least one course in statistics.
  4. Have had at least one programming language.


Must have at least a 3.0 or equivalent cumulative grade point average (GPA) on all related courses at the baccalaureate level.

Preferably, applications should be submitted to the Graduate School before March 15 of the upcoming academic year.

Official transcripts (transcripts having an appropriate seal or stamp) of all previous undergraduate and graduate records must be received by the Graduate School before the application is complete.  When a transcript is submitted in advance of completion of undergraduate or graduate studies, an updated transcript showing all course credits and grades must be provided prior to initial registration at NDSU.

Three letters of recommendation are generally required before action is taken on any application. 

The TOEFL examination is required of international applicants. 

Joint Master's Program in Computer Science and Statistics

To be admitted with full status into the M.S. program in computer science and statistics, the applicant must satisfy the admission requirements for both the M.S. program in computer science and the M.S. program in applied statistics.

PhD Program in Statistics

To be admitted with full status into the Ph.D. program, the applicant must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized standing.
  2. Have had four courses in Math at the university calculus level or above.
  3. Have had several courses in statistics.
  4. Have had at least one programming language.


Must have at least a 3.0 or equivalent cumulative grade point average (GPA) on all related courses at the baccalaureate level.

Students not holding a master's degree in statistics or a closely related field will not be admitted to the Ph.D. program in statistics.  These students must first apply to the M.S. program in applied statistics and complete the M.S. degree.

Preferably, applications should be submitted to the Graduate School before March 15 of the upcoming academic year.

Official transcripts (transcripts having an appropriate seal or stamp) of all previous undergraduate and graduate records must be received by the Graduate School before the application is complete.  When a transcript is submitted in advance of completion of undergraduate or graduate studies, an updated transcript showing all course credits and grades must be provided prior to initial registration at NDSU.

Three letters of recommendation are generally required before action is taken on any application. 

The TOEFL examination is required of international applicants. 

 

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