Master of Science in Statistics

M.S. in Statistics

There is a high regional demand for individuals with a master’s degree in statistics.

Our master’s degree program in statistics prepares you for professional careers such as statistician, biostatistician, data scientist, stat instructor, consultant or data analyst.

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Admission requirements for the M.S. Programs (in either Mathematics or Statistics)

  • The applicant must meet the minimum requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies. This information may be found under the Prospective Students tab on the School of Graduate Studies website.
  • Applicants need to hold a bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university, with a satisfactory GPA.
  •  If the applicant’s degree is not in Mathematics or Statistics (or equivalent), then the applicant must have taken Calculus I, II, and III and at least three other Mathematics or Statistics classes beyond Calculus III, with satisfactory grades.
  •  International applicants need to satisfy the requirements of the International Students Affairs Office, including those on TOEFL or IELTS scores International students of certain countries are waived from needing to submit an English proficiency test score. Here is the list of exempt countries.

How to apply & Materials to be Submitted

To apply for the M.S. program (in either Mathematics or Statistics) you need to upload the following materials to UMKC Application Management 

  • A set of official transcripts from the applicant’s undergraduate university.
  • A one-page statement detailing the applicant’s educational plans.
  • Many international students need to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores, unless exempt, and satisfy the requirements set forward by the International Students Affairs Office. Here is the list of exempt countries.
  • The applicant may also send the following optional material:
    • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to the Principal Math Graduate Advisor Dr. Sega

For more information please see the General UMKC Application. 


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