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GRADUATE PROGRAM ADMISSIONS

THE DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15TH.

Master of Science in Applied Statistics

The M.S. in Applied Statistics is intended for the student pursuing a Ph.D. or an M.S. in another field who wishes to enhance his or her statistical knowledge and credentials by obtaining a graduate degree in Statistics in addition to a graduate degree in his or her primary field of study.

1. Admission to this program requires that the student be admitted to another graduate program at IU, is in good academic standing, and has permission from his or her primary advisor.
2. Students must be admitted to the program before they begin their 6th course toward the degree.
3. There are guidelines set forth by the University Graduate School regarding how much overlap of coursework there can be when a student is pursuing two degrees. Therefore, students must be careful when choosing their courses. If you are considering pursuing this degree, please contact Dana Fielding (dalittle@indiana.edu) immediately.

Guidelines for applying to the MS in Applied Statistics

*PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS*

1. Meet with the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Statistics, currently Michael Trosset, (812) 856-7824, mtrosset@indiana.edu, to discuss your proposed coursework. BRING THE FOLLOWING FORM WITH YOU TO THE MEETING:
http://www.stat.indiana.edu/grad/msappliedform.pdf

2. Complete the Graduate School application for admission found here:
http://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/apply.shtml

 

Only complete the sections of the online application that are marked with an asterisk.

There is a $60 application when you submit your application online. If your current program is in the College of Arts and Sciences this fee will be waived automatically. If your current program is outside the College this fee cannot be waived.

3. Submit the following to Dana Fielding (dalittle@indiana.edu):
a. a copy of all non-IU transcript(s) in PDF form;
b. the departmental application *signed by your advisor*

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS PLEASE CONTACT Dana Fielding, (812) 856-7899,

Admission Guidelines for the Master of Science in Statistical Science

General Admission Information

Students entering our Master of Science in Statistical Science program should have a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited university. Academic preparation should include at least two undergraduate courses in statistics, some background in mathematics that includes courses in multivariate calculus and linear algebra, and some familiarity with computer programming.

Applicants will be evaluated using a combination of academic transcripts, grade-point averages, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (for international applicants), letters of recommendation, and personal statements.  Selection criteria include breadth and depth of preparation, quality of academic performance, and motivation.

The most effective way for us to evaluate your application and respond quickly is if you follow the online application procedures listed below. The process is not completely mechanistic and we do value any information you would like to provide that can help us determine if a match exists between your goals and the Department's. Using the online application procedures is the best way to initiate that process.

The priority date for admission is January 15.
Applications submitted after these dates will be considered if positions are still available.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION**

Your recommenders will not receive an electronic request to write their letters until AFTER you have submitted your online application. Please submit your application well in advance of the application deadline in order to give your recommenders time to get their letters submitted before the deadline.

 

Admission Requirements


Domestic Students please submit the following:

  1. Complete the Graduate School application for admission found here:
    http://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/apply.shtml
  2. A 300-500 word Personal Statement regarding your current goals, research interests, and plans for your professional career. This can be uploaded when applying online.
  3. At least three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic ability, scholarly work, and potential. Recommenders can use the online or the paper recommendation form. NOTE: If you are transferring from another US institution, at least two letters must come from that institution. One of those letters must be from your current research advisor (preferable) or from the Director of Graduate Studies.
  4. Your resume. Make sure to include any teaching and research experiences as well as any college or professional honors and awards. This can be uploaded when applying online.
  5. One set of official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions.
  6. GRE scores.  IU’s institution code is 1324.

International Students please submit the following:

  1. Complete the Graduate School application for admission found here:
    http://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/apply.shtml
  2. A 300-500 word Personal Statement regarding your current goals, research interests, and plans for your professional career.  This can be uploaded when applying online.
  3. At least three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic ability, scholarly work, and potential. Recommenders can use the online or the paper recommendation form.  NOTE:  If you are transferring from another US institution, at least two letters must come from that institution. One of those letters must be from your current research advisor (preferable) or from the Director of Graduate Studies.
  4. Your resume. Make sure to include any teaching and research experiences as well as any college or professional honors and awards. This can be uploaded when applying online.
  5. Official academic records from all post-secondary institutions. Please send one set of the documents in the original language and one set translated into English.
  6. GRE scores.  IU’s institution code is 1324.
  7. TOEFL score. All applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit these scores. We normally expect a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the Internet-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, or 600 on the paper-based test. Exceptions may be possible when there is substantial evidence of English ability.
  8. Evidence of financial support. Federal regulations require students to demonstrate that they have the financial resources to support themselves and any dependents during their first year of study in the United States. Your admission cannot be finalized and your immigration document cannot be issued without this information. You will need to complete this form to attach to your financial documentation. Please see the Office of Admissions website for details on estimated expenses for students and their dependents: http://admit.indiana.edu/cost/international/index.shtml

All applications and supporting materials must be received by January 15.

 

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS should send ALL materials to:

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Department of Statistics
Indiana University
309 N. Park Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7102
Phone: (812) 855-7828
Fax: (812) 855-7811

All questions regarding the completeness of your file should also be directed to .


INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS should send ALL materials to:

International Admissions
Poplars 221
400 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
USA

All questions regarding the completeness of your file should also be directed to International Admissions.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


English Proficiency
All non-native English speakers who wish to be considered for financial aid of any type must demonstrate sufficient English proficiency by earning a minimum score on the TOEFL of 79 on the internet based test, 250 on the computer test, or 600 on the paper test. To be eligible for a teaching assistantship, should one be offered, international students whose native language is not English must demonstrate competency in written and spoken English.

Financial Aid
We do not typically provide financial support for students accepted into the master’s program. However, we may occasionally be able to support a master’s student temporarily.

Office of International Admissions
The Office of International Admissions also provides information on the application process for international graduate students. This advice will assist you greatly in the application process.

Admission Decisions
Successful applicants will be notified by the Admissions Committee no later than March 31st for admission in the fall and .  Students have until April 15 to accept or decline an offer of admission.
You may check the status of your application at any time by sending email to the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at

Admission Guidelines for the Ph.D. in Statistical Science

General Admission Information

Students entering our Ph.D. in Statistical Science program should have a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited university. Academic preparation should include at least two undergraduate courses in statistics, some background in mathematics that includes courses in multivariate calculus and linear algebra, and some familiarity with computer programming. An exceptionally well-prepared student will have had, in addition, courses in real analysis and probability.

Applicants will be evaluated using a combination of academic transcripts, grade-point averages, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (for international applicants), letters of recommendation, and personal statements.  Selection criteria include breadth and depth of preparation, quality of academic performance, and motivation.

The most effective way for us to evaluate your application and respond quickly is if you follow the online application procedures listed below. The process is not completely mechanistic and we do value any information you would like to provide that can help us determine if a match exists between your goals and the Department's. Using the online application procedures is the best way to initiate that process.

The priority date for admission is January 15.
Applications submitted after these dates will be considered if positions are still available.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION**

Your recommenders will not receive an electronic request to write their letters until AFTER you have submitted your online application. Please submit your application well in advance of the application deadline in order to give your recommenders time to get their letters submitted before the deadline.



Admission Requirements

Domestic Students please submit the following:

  1. The online or paper application (you must use a credit card if applying online).
  2. A 300-500 word Personal Statement regarding your current goals, research interests, and plans for your professional career. This can be uploaded when applying online.
  3. At least three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic ability, scholarly work, and potential. Recommenders can use the online or the paper recommendation form. NOTE: If you are transferring from another US institution, at least two letters must come from that institution. One of those letters must be from your current research advisor (preferable) or from the Director of Graduate Studies.
  4. Your resume. Make sure to include any teaching and research experiences as well as any college or professional honors and awards. This can be uploaded when applying online.
  5. One set of official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions.
  6. GRE scores.  IU’s institution code is 1324.


Domestic student applications and supporting materials must be received by January 15. 

International Students please submit the following:

  1. The online or paper application (you must use a credit card if applying online).
  2. A 300-500 word Personal Statement regarding your current goals, research interests, and plans for your professional career. This can be uploaded when applying online.
  3. At least three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic ability, scholarly work, and potential. Recommenders can use the online or the paper recommendation form. NOTE: If you are transferring from another US institution, at least two letters must come from that institution. One of those letters must be from your current research advisor (preferable) or from the Director of Graduate Studies.
  4. Your resume. Make sure to include any teaching and research experiences as well as any college or professional honors and awards. This can be uploaded when applying online.
  5. Official academic records from all post-secondary institutions. Please send one set of the documents in the original language and one set translated into English.
  6. GRE scores.  IU’s institution code is 1324.
  7. TOEFL score. All applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit these scores. We normally expect a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the Internet-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, or 600 on the paper-based test. Exceptions may be possible when there is substantial evidence of English ability.
  8. Evidence of financial support. Federal regulations require students to demonstrate that they have the financial resources to support themselves and any dependents during their first year of study in the United States. Your admission cannot be finalized and your immigration document cannot be issued without this information. You will also need to complete this form to attach to your financial documentation. Please see the Office of Admissions website for details on estimated expenses for students and their dependents: http://admit.indiana.edu/cost/international/index.shtml


International student applications and supporting materials must be received by January 15.

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DOMESTIC APPLICANTS should send ALL materials to:

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Department of Statistics
Indiana University
309 N. Park Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7102
Phone: (812) 855-7828
Fax: (812) 855-7811

All questions regarding the completeness of your file should also be directed to .


INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS should send ALL materials to:

International Admissions
Poplars 221
400 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
USA

All questions regarding the completeness of your file should also be directed to International Admissions.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

English Proficiency
All non-native English speakers who wish to be considered for financial aid of any type must demonstrate sufficient English proficiency by earning a minimum score on the TOEFL of 79 on the internet based test, 250 on the computer test, or 600 on the paper test. To be eligible for a teaching assistantship international students whose native language is not English must demonstrate competency in written and spoken English.

Financial Aid
The Department of Statistics will be able to offer financial aid to all admitted Ph.D. students. Students earn their financial aid by serving as either teaching or research assistants. If you are admitted to the program, your acceptance letter will describe in detail any financial award the department is able to make. Competition for these packages is extremely competitive and excellent spoken English skills are essential.

Office of International Admissions
The Office of International Admissions also provides information on the application process for international graduate students. This advice will assist you greatly in the application process.

Admission Decisions
Successful applicants will be notified by the Admissions Committee no later than March 31st.  Students have until April 15 to accept or decline an offer of admission.
You may check the status of your application at any time by sending email to the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at