Ph.D. application process

This section contains information for students who wish to join the Ph.D. program in Statistics and Data Science, upon completing their master’s degree.

Required application materials

  1. Official undergraduate/graduate transcripts from all previous institutions.
  2. Official general Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score from within the past 5 years.
  3. Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (only required for international students).
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Statement of purpose.
  6. Resume.

Please note that only Graduate School may waive any of the requirements 1 – 3 above and that we do not evaluate any materials sent by email. The only materials we evaluate are from the official application via the Graduate School’s website. Further, please note that credits from a completed master’s degree will be exempt from the 8-year time limitation for those students earning a doctoral degree. Additionally, 30 credits earned in the Master's program may qualify to be transferred to the Ph.D. program, if approved by the Graduate Director.

Application target dates

Spring Semester Application Deadlines: October 1/November 1
Fall Semester Application Deadlines: February 1/March 1
Admissions and funding offers will be made shortly after the first deadline. Applications received between the first and second deadline will be given full consideration, but funding will be contingent upon availability. Applications will not be accepted after the second deadline.
Applications need to be submitted through the Graduate School’s website

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Please note: this represents the program handbook for the 2020-2021 academic year only. For an archived version of a previous year's handbook, or to obtain a hard copy of this current year's program handbook, please contact the program director.