The M.A. in Statistics is open to qualified applicants with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. Candidates for this degree will have successfully completed the calculus sequence (differential, integral and multivariable calculus) as well as an intermediate statistics course (similar to U20 305) prior to beginning graduate study.
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the Statistics program at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.
- Completed application form
The application form for the Statistics program is available online on the Apply page.
Official transcripts from all previous college work
Contact the registrar at each previous college or university attended to request an official transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College.
Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? What do we need to know when considering your application?
- Three letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be completed by teachers or professional associates. They can be submitted as part of your online application or mailed to University College.
TOEFL scores, if applicable
International students who are not native English speakers must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. Completion of a bachelor’s degree at a US college or University may be accepted as documentation of English language skills.
- $35 application fee
Payment may be submitted by credit card online as part of your application, or via check or money order payable to Washington University in St. Louis. You may pay the fee by cash at the University College office.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, but University College and the Department of Mathematics review completed applications and make admissions decisions on a rolling basis. However, applicants are urged to submit their materials by the following schedule in order to ensure a timely decision:
- November 1 for spring
- March 1 for fall entry
If you plan to apply for federal financial aid, please note that this process can take six to eight weeks. It is suggested that applicants begin by completing their FAFSA at the time of application. Learn more information about Financial Aid.