Applications for admission are considered throughout the year. However, most students begin
their studies in the fall term, and nearly all teaching assistantship commitments are made at
Please apply directly via our online application.
Certain materials (mostly transcripts) must be sent by regular mail directly to the Department of Statistics at the address below. In addition to the online application,
which must be officialy submitted by January 15th, 2014 to be considered for admission, submit all of your required supporting documents to the department timely.
- $50 check or payment voucher if you choose to pay your application fee by credit card.
When you have completed your online application, you will be asked to pay the application fee,
after which your application is transmitted through a secure server. Only after you complete
and submit your application will it be available for review by the Department of Statistics.
- We require official, certified transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work be mailed to us. Official,
original academic credentials that are issued in a language other than English must be accompanied
by a certified English translation. Mail transcripts directly to the Department of Statistics at the address below.
- Career statement/statement of purpose. You should submit your statement of purpose in the
"Additional Information" section of the online application for admission, which allows you to
upload your document. Please also upload CV's or research/writing papers as well.
- Three forms/letters of recommendation. You should submit the names of three referees with
your online application for admission. The recommendation form we ask to be included with each
letter of recommendation is available for download as a pdf file once you begin your online
application process. Referees may submit their recommendations either electronically or by mail
to the Department of Statistics.
- GRE scores: We do not require the GRE although we are interested in seeing your scores if you took the test. If you are submitting the GRE, the institutional code for the University of Pittsburgh is 2927 and the department code for Statistics is 0705.
- Submission of the TOEFL or IELTS is a University requirement for
all applicants whose native language is not English (even if English has been the medium of
instruction in your courses). The required minimum TOEFL score of 90 (with at least a score of 22 in all of the four sections of speaking, listening, reading and writing) will be required for 2014-2015 applicants. The required minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each of its four sections) will be required for 2014-2015 applicants. TOEFL scores submitted must not be more than two years old
(only applicants who have recently received a degree from a regionally accredited institution in the
United States are exempt from submission of the TOEFL). An official copy of the test score must
be sent directly from ETS or IELTS to our department. The institution code is 2927, and the
department code is 59. Personal copies of test scores are not acceptable.
- International supplemental form available from http://www.as.pitt.edu/graduate/admissions/ will be requested when an admission is recommended.
- Note: for the Master in Statistics or the Master in Applied Statistics, the Master of Arts (MA) is a nonthesis option. The Master of Science (MS) is the thesis option. Please choose the correct degree in the program of study drop-down box in ApplyYourself.
The application deadline for applying to the Fall Term 2014 for admission and financial
support is January 15, 2014. Your application must be submitted by this date. Any application materials needing mailed should be sent in a timely basis to the following address.
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Statistics
2720 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
If you have any further questions about the graduate program, contact Mary Gerber, Graduate Admissions Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-624-1674, or fax 412-648-8814.