We accept applications by June 1 of each year for admission in the following fall term. We do not currently accept applicants for winter, spring or summer admission. Applicants desiring financial aid and a timely decision should complete the application by January 15. We are not able to accept any applications that are not complete by the June 1 deadline.
Please Note: This information is for the on-campus masters and Ph.D. programs only. Learn more about our online data analytics programs.
Applying for admission
Admission requirements, application instructions, and a link to the online application system are available from the Graduate Admissions page. Please follow the instructions carefully.
The Department of Statistics requires three letters of recommendation along with the university application form, transcripts, official GRE scores, CV, and a statement of objectives. Letters of recommendation should be submitted through the Graduate School's online system. All materials must be submitted directly to the Graduate School. Do not send materials to the Statistics Department.
Graduate application questions about gender identity and sexual orientation
The Graduate School's online application form includes questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. These are present because it's the easiest way for OSU to comply with Oregon SB 473, which requires public universities to allow students, faculty and staff to identify sexual orientation.
This information is not used to make admission decisions. You are not required to answer them, and omitting this information will not affect your application in any way. Similarly, if you do wish to answer them, your responses will have no bearing on admission decisions.
Choosing a program
If you will not have an M.S. or M.A. in Statistics before beginning our program, please apply to our M.S. program. If you are ultimately interested in a Ph.D., upon successful completion of the M.S. and approval of the faculty you may be advanced to Ph.D. study. Information about applying directly to the Ph.D. program is below.