Prerequisites

Most of our students come from undergraduate mathematics or statistics majors. Persons with degrees in fields other than statistics and mathematics are also encouraged to apply.

While there are no official course requirements for admission to the M.S. programs, a level of mathematical sophistication and statistical knowledge is necessary for acceptable progress. At the minimum, this amounts to:

  1. Three semesters of calculus, including one semester of multivariate calculus
  2. One semester of linear algebra, and
  3. Two semesters of undergraduate statistics. Course work to remedy deficiencies can be taken while in the program.

The following are basic criteria for the evaluation of an application:

GRE scores

The GRE requirement has been temporarily suspended for those applying for admission for Spring or Fall 2021.

English Proficiency

If you are not a native speaker of English, you may be required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English
language. You may use the results (no more than two years old) from one of the following standardized tests to satisfy
this requirement:

  • Receiving minimum scores of 79 (Internet-based test – iBT) or 550 (Old Paper-based test – PBT) or 22/30 on each of
    the Listening, Reading and Writing sections (“New” Paper-based test-PBT) or higher on the TOEFL test.
  • Receiving a score of 6.5 on the IELTS test.
  • Receiving a score of 53 or higher on the PTE test, or
  • Qualifying for a Score Waiver.pdf (please click on link to review policy).

If you are not a native speaker of English, and you plan to obtain a teaching assistantship (PhD. Applicants), you must
satisfy UConn’s English Proficiency Policy before being allowed to instruct a class.  For more information, please
contact International Teaching Assistant Services.

Please note GRE and TOEFL scores will only be accepted when sent electronically through ETS.

  • The TOEFL and GRE code for UConn Storrs is 3915.

Transcripts

You must submit all applicable, official transcripts (undergraduate & graduate).
Your transcript(s) must meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 for your entire undergraduate career or
  • A grade-point average of at least 3.0 for your last two undergraduate years or
  • Exceptional work in your entire final undergraduate year (3.5 or better)
  • Graduate work with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or better even if the undergraduate grade-point average
    meets the above criteria.

Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation should accompany each
application. Students should request letters from teachers who know them well, preferably from their last two years of
coursework.

Personal Statement: A letter describing your career goals.