MS or PhD in Statistics

The Department of Statistics offers graduate work leading to MS and PhD degrees in Statistics. Students can concentrate on theory or applications, and programs can be tailored to emphasize such areas of interest as ecology, engineering, forestry, genetics/genomics and computational biology, mathematics, or oceanography. All students obtain experience as statistical consultants for problems in a variety of areas, including agriculture, biology, forestry, exercise physiology, and engineering. Students interested in environmental sciences have the opportunity to obtain experience both in and outside the classroom with statistical methods for environmental data.

Please click below and on the Prospective Students tab above to learn more about the programs and admissions.

Statistics Graduate Student Guidebook: PDF

Application Checklist: click Prospective Students tab above

Learning outcomes: MS/PhD

Graduate School: MS/PhD, International Admissions 

Academic Catalog: MS/PhD

 The Statistics programs admit applicants for Fall term only. The current application period opens in mid-September 2021 for the program that starts in September 2022. Applicants who wish to be considered for funding must apply and submit all supporting documentation by January 15, 2022. For other applicants the deadline to apply is June 1, 2022. Applications are accepted online. Apply now.

MS or Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

The demand for professionals who can interpret large quantities of data has never been greater, and these skills are vital for scientific advances and business success worldwide. Whether you're an experienced analytics professional or looking to change careers and become one, you can chart your path forward by earning a Master of Science degree or a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics online from Oregon State University. For a comprehensive overview of our online data analytics programs and admission, please refer to our Data Analytics Graduate Student Guidebook and the websites below.

Data Analytics Graduate Student Guidebook (updated in September): 2021-22 pdf

Ecampus: Overview MS | Certificate

Graduate School: MS | CertificateInternational Admissions  

Academic Catalog: MS | Certificate

Online Application (opens late September):  Apply now

The Data Analytics programs admit applicants for Fall term only. The current application period opens in mid-September 2021 for the program that starts in September 2022. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2022. If you will not have completed the ST 351 prerequisite course before the application deadline, it would be advisable to apply much earlier (ideally by February 15) in case you are admitted with the provision that you take the course in Spring or Summer term before starting the program in Fall term (refer to the academic calendar). More information is provided in the admissions section of the Data Analytics Student Guidebook above.