How to Apply
Complete Purdue University's Graduate School Online Application. Included in this application you must submit the following:
- Short answer items, each with less than 200 words (The Statement of Purpose on the application package is not required.)
GRE scores (optional)
Diversity Essay: required for U.S. applicants only
- English proficiency scores: required for all non-native English speakers
Recommendation letters are required to be submitted online via Purdue University's Graduate School Online Application. The Department of Statistics WILL NOT accept recommendation letters that are hand delivered or sent via regular postal mail, express/courier mail or email.
- Official transcripts and diplomas: Upload one official transcript (one each in the original language and English translation for international students) from each college or university that you have attended. (See How to Submit Transcripts/Diplomas.) International Students only: Submit a copy of each diploma received in the original language and English translation. (See How to Submit Transcripts/Diplomas.)
Note to ALL applicants: All materials should be submitted online through Purdue University's Graduate School Online Application. Additional materials sent to the Department of Statistics WILL NOT be accepted.
Applicants are encouraged by not required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The Department of Statistics will accept either the TOEFL or the IELTS. The minimum Internet-based test scores are as follows: Writing 20; Speaking 20; Listening 20; and Reading 20; and the minimum TOEFL Essentials English score is 8.0. Higher scores are preferred for those applicants who wish to be considered for teaching assistantship. No TOEFL or IELTS score should be older than two years. A minimum score of 6.5 or higher is required for the IELTS.
The requirement to submit TOEFL or IELTS (for applicants whose native language is not English) scores will NOT be waived. The ONLY exception is if you are applying to the 5th year Applied Statistics MS program.
Please visit https://www.ets.org to see information online about taking and registering for the GRE and TOEFL test. The local testing center is Sylvan Prometric Testing, 4050 Britt Road, Lafayette, IN 47905, the phone number is (765) 447-0626.
For the GRE and TOEFL or IELTS, use a School Code of 1631.
No department code is needed.
An application for admission to each department must be submitted through Purdue University's Graduate School Online Application. See instructions above to apply for a M.S. or Ph.D.
A Concurrent degree applicant is a student who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in one department and wishes to pursue a Master's degree in another department (both departments must be at Purdue University). The student must submit a Concurrent Graduate Program Request Form GS-18 with the signatures of both department heads.
When you apply through Purdue University's Graduate School Online Application it will appear as though you are applying to the Graduate School as a regular graduate student (even though you may already be enrolled in the Graduate School through another department). Once you reach the question asking for the Enrollment Objective, select the Certificate Program option. It will default to the information needed to complete the application.
The required documents are:
- transcript(s) should be submitted to the Graduate School (See How to Submit Transcripts/Diplomas)
- if you are a current Purdue graduate student, you must submit a Concurrent Graduate Program Request form- GS18 with the signatures of both department heads.
All documents must be submitted by the application deadline.
When you apply through Purdue University's Graduate School Online Application it will appear as though you are applying to the Graduate School as a regular graduate student. Once you reach the question asking for the Enrollment Objective and select the Post-Baccalaureate Program (Non-degree) option, it will default to the information needed to complete the application.
A transcript should be submitted. (See How to Submit Transcripts/Diplomas)
Transcripts (all applicants) and Copy of Diplomas (International students only) should be uploaded on The Graduate School website.
Applications for Fall 2023 admission must be complete by December 31, 2022.
For spring admissions, applicants must have all materials submitted by October 15th.
Attention International Students!
In anticipation of delays for admission of international students, non-US citizens are urged to complete their applications as soon as possible, and well in advance of the departmental deadline.
The Graduate Coordinator can also be reached by phone at 765-494-5794.
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