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Master's Program

The Department of Statistics offers a Master of Science in Statistics (M.S. Stat).

Our M.S. Stat. program is designed to give students a solid foundation in applied and theoretical statistics, enabling them to prepare for careers as statisticians in industry, business, or teaching or for subsequent doctoral study. Special features of the program include the opportunity to participate in data analysis projects and to combine coursework in Statistics with study in related fields. In addition, with proper planning, undergraduate students can pursue the M.S. Stat. as part of the university's combined bachelor's/master's degree program.

Admission Information

To qualify for admission to the MS Statistics program, a student is required to have an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.00 (of 4.00) grade point average. At a minimum, the student should have strong performance in three semesters of calculus, one semester of linear algebra, and a probability / mathematical statistics course. (Note that we do not require that the undergraduate degree be in statistics or mathematics.)

Students typically enter the program in the fall semester. The application deadline for fall admission is February 1.

Spring admission is only granted in very rare circumstances for students having unusually strong prior course backgrounds, and assistantship funding is generally unavailable for these students.  If you wish to apply for spring admission, please contact the graduate director for advice before submitting an application.

Application information from the Miami University Graduate School can be found at:

If you are interested in the graduate assistantship funding, you should also complete the departmental application form.

If you have questions about the MS Statistics program, please contact the Graduate Director, Dr. Jing Zhang ( More general questions about the department can be directed to