Application Deadlines
Fall:February 1
Contact Information: 
223 TMCB
Program Requirements: 

Requirements for Degree

  • Credit hours: Thesis option (33): minimum 27 course work plus 6 thesis hours (Stat 699R). Project option (33): minimum 30 course work plus 3 project hours (Stat 698R).
  • Required courses: Stat 535, 536, 537, 624, 637, 641, 642, 651, and 666
  • Minor (optional): any approved minor.
  • Thesis or project.
  • Examinations: (A) comprehensive written examination covering Stat 535, 624, 641, and 642, (B) oral defense of project or thesis.
  • C+ or better in each class, with an overall cumulative 3.0 GPA in MS degree classes.
Admission Requirements: 

Required Tests


Additional Requirements

Applicants must have the a bachelor’s degree from an accredited US university or the foreign degree equivalent, with a minimum 3.30 undergraduate GPA. We also require two methods courses beyond introductory statistics, (at BYU these courses are Stat 230 (ANOVA) and Stat 330 (Regression)), two courses in calculus-based statistical theory (Stat 240 and Stat 340 at BYU), differential calculus (Math 112 at BYU), integral calculus (Math 113 at BYU), multivariate calculus (Math 314 at BYU), and a course in linear algebra (Math 313 at BYU). You must have a B- or higher in each course. A math minor is recommended.

Note:  International applicants need to submit an IERF evaluated transcript with their graduate application.  Please note, the IERF process can take up to a month to complete.  Plan accordingly to meet the February 1st application deadline.

Program Outcomes: 

Statistics Theory

Graduates will solve problems in probability, statistical inference, and theory of linear models.

Research and Communication Skills

Graduates will demonstrate research skills by using data to solve real-world scientific questions, write technical reports, and give technical presentations

Software Competency

Graduates of the program will be able to manipulate data, implement statistical methods, document, and debug code in relevant statistical software.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 14
International 0
Female 5
LDS 14
Non-White 2
BYU Undergraduate 12
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GRE Composite Score 321.2
GRE Quantitative Score 162.8
GRE Quantitative Percentile 84.4
GRE Verbal Score 158.3
GRE Verbal Percentile 75.5
GRE Analytical Score 4.1
GRE Analytical Percentile 58.6
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 1.3
Graduated Per Year 12.8
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 23.4
Admitted Per Year 13.6
Percent Admitted 58.12
Average GPA 3.75