MS Statistics Program

The M.S. Statistics program is a 2-year, 37 semester hour program with both a thesis and non-thesis option. Core classes include mathematical statistics, regression analysis, multivariate analysis, and experimental design. For more details, visit the graduate catalog.

Admission Requirements

A 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA and a GRE of at least 1000 are recommended for admission into the Statistics program.

For a final admissions decision, GRE scores do not constitute the sole criterion for consideration of the applicant, nor do GRE scores and undergraduate GPA constitute the primary criteria to end consideration of an applicant. Based on review of a student’s undergraduate transcript, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may require completion of undergraduate stem courses as a condition for admission. International students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based or 79 iBt or 6.5 IELTS.

For full consideration an application must complete the following:

  • Graduate Application with fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Official GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation for admission and a third to be considered for a teaching assistantship

For additional requirements for international students, click here.

Financial Support

Teaching assistantships are available for approximately $13,014 per academic year. Assistantship responsibilities include grading, tutoring, teaching developmental mathematics courses and/or teaching freshman statistics courses.

Related Links

M.S. Statistics Brochure
Graduate Studies at SHSU
Apply Texas
International Programs
Graduate Catalog
Tuition and Fee Information


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