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Statistics

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission towards graduate study in Statistics. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the "Completing the Application" section of this page:

  • Transcripts - Statistics will accept unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded through the online application system for review purposes.  You will only need to provide official transcripts and/or academic records at the request of Statistics or if you are recommended for admission.
  • GRE Test - submit to university - school code 1631
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters - submit online
  • Statement of Purpose - submit online

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below (Please Note: To be considered for a Fellowship, a Diversity Essay and a resume must be provided.):

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen January 15 (admission and financial support) October 15 January 15 (admission and financial support)
International January 15 September 15 January 15 (admission and financial support)


Contact Information Send Transcripts & Copy of Diploma (International Students Only) To:
(All other supporting documents should be submitted through the Graduate School's online application.)
Web Sites of Interest
Graduate Secretary
Phone: (765)494-5794
E-mail: graduate@stat.purdue.edu
Department of Statistics Graduate Office
Purdue University
250 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2066
USA

Completing the Application

  • Include information about computer programming skills
  • Include information regarding Math/Stat courses taken:
    Course Area, Course Level, Course Name, University, Year, Textbook, Textbook Author, & Course Description
  • An applicant's mathematical training should include linear algebra and advanced calculus; probability and mathematical statistics are desirable.
  • Before you apply, please visit http://www.stat.purdue.edu/academic_programs/graduate/how_to_apply.html
  • Recommendation letters are required to be submitted online via Purdue University's Graduate School on-line Application. The Department of Statistics WILL NOT accept recommendation letters that are hand delivered, sent via regular postal mail, express/courier mail or email.
  • GRE and TOEFL scores (no older than two years) should be submitted with a school code of 1631.
  • Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Certificate Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Academic resume
  • Proof of a B.S. Degree - official transcript
  • Background Courses taken: STAT 511 and STAT 512, or equivalent

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (Math Subject Exam not required)

International Applicants Must Include:

  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 80
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 20
    Listening: 20
    Speaking: 20
    Writing: 20
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.0 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required, but recommended
  • TSE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required, but recommended

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Not required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test:
    Advanced Math not required, but highly recommended as it could make your application more competitive

International Applicants Must Include:

  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 80
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 20
    Listening: 20
    Speaking: 20
    Writing: 20
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.0 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required, but recommended
  • TSE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required, but recommended

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.