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.

The three learning outcomes for the M.S. Statistics degree are:

1) Students shall be able to analyze and interpret data from real-world problems critically using programming skills and a broad range of statistical models and methods. 

2) Students shall demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the mathematical basis and theoretical foundations of statistics. 

3) Students shall be able to effectively and independently communicate, both orally and in written form, the results of statistical analyses. 

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 have questions about the MS Statistics program, please contact;

For information about the combined Bachelor's/Master's program, please contact;

  • Graduate Director Seonjin Kim, 305A Upham Hall, (513) 529-2175, or email him at

More general questions about the department can be directed to