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We need transcripts covering all your university coursework. In most cases, we need a transcript from each university you have attended, even if you transferred out or did non-degree work. The only exception is study abroad programs; if your grades from study abroad are listed on your transcript from your home university, we do not need a transcript from the university where you studied abroad.
A copy of your transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution you have attended is required. Scanned or unofficial copies are sufficient for the admissions process. We only require official transcripts from students who ultimately join our program.
Your transcript and grades indicate the depth and breadth of your interests, as well as your performance in each of your courses. We have no minimum grade point average (GPA) for admission to our programs, but we do not view poor grades favorably, especially those obtained in statistics and mathematics courses.
It may be unclear from your transcript whether you have met the prerequisites for our program. For example, your transcript might show that your math courses were "Mathematics I" and "Mathematics II"; such uninformative course titles leave us in the dark about your math background. In these cases, we recommend that you include, in addition to your transcript, a list of the topics covered in each course that would be relevant to our program. You may upload your list on the "Statistics Supplement" tab in the online application. You may also use this supplement to explain your school’s grading system, address any unusual or low grades you received, or comment on other aspects of your transcript.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation provide insight into abilities, strengths, and weaknesses that cannot be reflected in grades and test scores alone. You should select referees who know your work well and will write a frank and detailed letter of appraisal of you and of your likely success in our graduate statistics program. Letters that speak to your mathematical or statistical abilities, any special experience that you might have (in statistical applications, for example), or your potential for research are particularly welcome.
Choose the people who will write letters of recommendation for you with care and observe the protocols of courtesy by letting them know that you will submit their contact information with their permission. After you submit their contact information, your referees will receive an email including the recommendation deadline, information pertaining to your right of access to view recommendations, and a link for submitting a recommendation. By following this link, referees can type a recommendation directly on our application website or upload a PDF file. If your referees have any difficulties submitting letters, please instruct them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Three letters of recommendation are required. Two additional letters may be included if you think the circumstances warrant it.
Graduate Record Examinations
We require the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test of all applicants; in addition, it is strongly encouraged that applicants to the doctoral program take the GRE Mathematics Subject Test. If you have not already done so, you should make arrangements to take these exams as soon as possible. We occasionally admit students with otherwise exceptional records who have not taken these exams, but this is unusual.
The GRE is offered several times a year by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Arrangements with ETS must be made several weeks in advance of the date of the examination, and it takes another six to eight weeks after the exam for the scores to reach us. Consequently, we encourage applicants to take the GRE no later than August and to take it earlier if possible. When a choice is offered, take the computerized version of the GRE for faster scoring and score delivery.
The ETS code for the University of Chicago is 1832. The code for the Department of Statistics is 0705.
While we do not require a minimum score on the GRE for admission to our programs, GRE scores are the only measure common to all of our candidates; thus, low GRE scores not offset by evidence of strength in other areas would make admission unlikely, especially for the Ph.D. program. Most successful applicants score above the 90th percentile on the quantitative section of the GRE General Test.
We must receive your scores directly from ETS; scanned or unofficial copies are not accepted. You are, however, encouraged to self-report scores in your online application while you are waiting for an official score report.
Official GRE scores are valid for up to five years past the test date. As a practical matter, if your scores are more than three years old, we encourage you to retake the exam(s) to provide a more up-to-date assessment of your abilities.
Test of English as a Foreign Language and the International English Language Testing System
International applicants to the Statistics Department must demonstrate an adequate command of both spoken and written English.
We will assume you have an adequate command of English if you grew up in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or the United States, OR if, in the last five years, you completed one academic year of full-time study at an English-language institution in one of these seven countries.
Otherwise, you are required to take the internet-based test (iBT) version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). It is necessary to take all parts of the TOEFL or IELTS. Poor TOEFL/IELTS scores are grounds for denial of admission, regardless of the strength of other parts of your application.
Applicants whose total score on the four-part iBT TOEFL falls below 90, or below 7 on the IELTS, normally are not admitted unless other demonstrable evidence of proficiency in English is available.
Even if the minimum totals above are met, we may require you to provide additional evidence of your English proficiency at some later stage in the admission process.
If you are a foreign student who is excused from the TOEFL by virtue of the "full-time academic study" clause in the first paragraph, you may still wish to strengthen your application by providing further evidence of your English abilities. You are welcome to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores even if not required. You may also want to ask your referees to mention your English abilities in their letters of recommendation. For example, a professor who has seen you give presentations or teach in English could comment on your speaking ability.
The TOEFL code for the University of Chicago is 1832. The code for the Department of Statistics is 59. If you are taking the IELTS, request that your test center send an electronic score report to the University of Chicago (IELTS does not use institution or department codes). If your test center will not send an electronic report, have it send a paper score report to the University of Chicago, Department of Statistics Admissions, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue, Room 222A, Chicago, IL 60637. We must receive your scores directly from the testing agency; scanned or unofficial copies are not accepted. You are, however, encouraged to self-report scores in your online application while you are waiting for an official score report.
TOEFL/IELTS results from tests taken more than two years prior to our application deadline of December 31 are considered expired.
For more information about the University's English language requirements, please visit the website of University’s Office of International Affairs at http://internationalaffairs.uchicago.edu.
The short essay provides you with an opportunity to tell us what interests you about Statistics, what your goals are, and what you hope to accomplish in your graduate studies. There is no need to tell us more about your grades, test scores, and course work in your essay—your transcript and other supporting material will provide this information. Instead, you should use the Candidate Statement as an opportunity to tell us about aspects of yourself that are not apparent from your transcript, such as extracurricular projects you have completed, work experience you have had, and so on. If you have completed graduate work elsewhere, your statement should include your reasons for wanting to change institutions or degree programs. This part of your statement is essential if you have completed more than two years of graduate study at other institutions.
The application fee is $90. The fee is nonrefundable. A waiver of the fee can be considered; see the fee waiver within the online application for further information. University regulations forbid us from admitting students who have not paid the fee or obtained a waiver; no exceptions are permitted.
If you are applying to our Ph.D. program and would like to be considered for our M.S. program if not admitted, you will need to pay both the application fees for the programs. If you are applying both to Statistics and to another University of Chicago program, you will submit separate applications and supporting materials to each program. The only exception is standardized test scores: all departments are able to access each other’s GRE and TOEFL records.
Statistics, the theory, methodology and practice of analyzing data, is a fundamental tool in all sciences, and has emerged as a central tool for prediction in a host of applications that have evolved around mobile computing, finance, marketing and the world wide web. The Master's program in Statistics at the University of Chicago is an exciting combination of a professional degree preparing you for work in these emerging fields, and, for those who wish, a preparation for doctoral study in any field in which statistics or data science is heavily used.
The Statistics Master’s program has several constituent parts, which go together to form a comprehensive quantitative education. The program includes:
Courses in theoretical and applied statistics that provide a broad knowledge and understanding of statistical methods and their practical use.
Exposure to the cutting edge of research fields through seminars and special courses.
Consulting experience: the department runs a consulting service for researchers in other departments in the University. You get to be the consultant, working as the quantitative expert to solve important research problems of our day. Typically, two to four graduate students work together as a team under the supervision of faculty members. The team will share their experience by presenting their analysis to the group of student consultants.
A chance to study a problem in depth through a Master's paper on a subject chosen by you together with your faculty advisor.
Training in presentation: In addition to presentations in the consulting program, all Master's students give a seminar on their Master's paper at the completion of the program. Students are also encouraged to participate actively in courses and seminars.
The program can be completed in one to two academic years, depending on the background and study plan of the student.