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Admissions Requirements

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis for admissions for the Fall 2024 semester

The Department of Statistics and the DAAS program encourage applications from students in fields other than mathematics and statistics. However, successful applicants will have had strong performance in two semesters of undergraduate statistics or business statistics OR equivalent professional experience performing statistical analysis in a workplace setting. Additionally, some experience in computer programming, either in a classroom or professional setting, is a plus.

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon the following conditions:

  • Receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.0 base for the equivalent of the last 2 years of undergraduate study. Exceptions may be made to this rule upon recommendation of the department, providing that the applicant can present other substantial evidence of his or her ability to pursue graduate work at a satisfactory level
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Using the new scoring system, scores greater or equal to: 
    • 60th percentile (155-160 score) (quantitative)
    • 50th percentile (150 score) (verbal)
    • 3 (analytical writing)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • International applicants whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL scores of at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer) or 90 (internet). Exceptions may be granted to those applicants who have graduated with a bachelor's degree from an accredited university where English is the language of instruction.  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is also accepted; a 6.5 minimum score is required.
  • A complete application packet consists of an application form, a personal statement, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores and an application fee. International applicants must also complete a Financial Certification Form and submit scores on the GRE and TOEFL examinations. All application materials should be addressed directly to the Graduate School. More information concerning the application process may be found on the Graduate School website.

Additional Information for Prospective Graduate Students

For additional information about graduate statistics education, please contact:

Cherie Nelson
900 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 571-858-3122