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How to Apply - MS

External Applicants

Applicants applying from outside Stanford must visit Graduate Admissions before beginning the application process for complete application information and instructions.

For those who want to pursue the Data Science subplan, you must apply to the Statistics Master's degree program and then declare your preference by selecting the subplan in the "Department Specialization" option.
Applicants who select Data Science will only be considered for the Data Science program, not in addition to the Statistics M.S. degree program.

Admission to the M.S. program is made by the Statistics admissions committee, which will have representation from the Data Science track steering committee.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure he or she meets all eligibility requirements before applying.

Applicants should have successfully completed an equivalent of Linear Algebra and one other statistics courses to be eligible to apply.

All application materials, including supporting documents must be RECEIVED by the application deadline*.


Mail transcripts to:

Statistics M.S. Admissions 
Department of Statistics, Sequoia Hall
390 Serra Mall, room 127
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Do not send materials via a service which requires a signature (such as USPS: Registered or Return Receipt); we cannot accommodate such items.

Do not send any materials to Graduate Admissions in the Registrar.


* The status of your application will remain incomplete if your official transcripts were not received by the department or if your official GRE or TOEFL score have not been reconciled by the Graduate Admissions database. If you are exempt from either of these two exams, please forward your waiver notification to the department as soon as possible.


Note: The department is unable to provide any admissions counseling, such as advising or assessment, for applicants or prospective applicants and therefore does not respond to such requests. Our M.S. admissions and program pages address all the relevant information, so please take the time to read them thoroughly.