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Applied Statistics Master's Application

Program Information

On this page you will find information on how to apply for the Applied Statistics Master's Program. For further information on the program, including funding, eligibility, curriculum, and more, please visit the Applied Statistics Master's Program page.

How To Apply

Rackham Graduate School and individual graduate programs work as a team to manage the application review process. Learn more about the process and admissions requirements, along with information on preparing your application here.

Applications must be submitted online. Instructions are included on the application website. If an applicant or recommender experiences technical difficulties while using the application or recommendation system please contact (allow 24 hours for a response).

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions Page for answers to specific questions regarding the application process.  If you still have questions you can submit questions to the Rackham Admission Office.

Program code to use in the application:

  • Code 00064 — Applied Statistics M.S.


Applications for Fall admissions are due January 15 for the Applied Statistics Master's Program. We do not accept applications for Winter admission. A completed application form and all supporting materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on January 15 to be considered for admission.

Application Checklist

  • Submit online:
    • Application form
    • Recommender names and email addresses
    • Transcripts (scan of official or unofficial transcript)
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume or CV
  • Request online to be sent to the University of Michigan:
    • English Proficiency Exam scores (if applicable)
  • Arrange for official transcripts to be sent to the Rackham Graduate School Admissions Office. See Rackham's transcript policy for address and information.

For additional details, please see Rackham's Checklist for Completing the Application Process. Do not send anything to the Department of Statistics. Materials sent directly to the Department by regular mail or email will not be reviewed with your application.

Application Requirements

Current University of Michigan Rackham Graduate Students

The Master’s of Science in Applied Statistics dual degree program is restricted to students who are already enrolled in a Rackham graduate program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It is a dual degree earned while a student is working towards a graduate degree in another field. Applicants must have completed one term of a Rackham graduate program and should have a reasonable background in calculus, linear algebra, introductory probability, and introductory statistics. Evaluation of the applications will be made relative to the other applications to the Master’s of Applied Statistics program.

To apply, applicants should complete Rackham's online dual admission application, found here. The program code for the MS in Statistics is 00064. Please note that applicants must complete the Pre-Approval Form for Dual Admission and obtain a signature of approval from the authorized signer in their current graduate program before they apply. Applicants will be required to upload the completed and signed Pre-Approval Form in the online application. For more information on the process and requirements to apply for dual admission, please visit

Required Application Components

  • A curriculum vitae or resume, an academic statement of purpose, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants should upload these items to the online application.
  • The completed Pre-Approval Form for Dual Admission. Applicants will be required to upload this form to the online application.
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant's home program director. A letter of recommendation should be submitted by the recommender using this form. Letters submitted by students will not be accepted. Note: the letter of recommendation should support the student's application and certify that the student is making good progress with their home Master's program.
  • Application Fee

The deadline for Winter admission to the Applied Statistics dual Master’s program is December 1. The deadline for Fall admission to the Applied Statistics dual Master’s program is April 1. Please contact if you have any questions.

Students interested in a Master’s degree in Statistics who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan, and whose Ph.D. thesis at Michigan involves a significant statistical component, should apply to the Master of Arts in Statistics degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Please review our FAQ page for prospective students to learn more about other criteria, including the academic background recommended to be successful in this program. If you have further questions, contact the Applied Masters Program Coordinator at

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Note: All credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of the University of Michigan and will not be returned in original or copy form.