M.S. and Ph.D. Program for Full-time Students:
More information on our program is available at the
above links. If you have any questions not addressed by these links
don't hesitate to contact the graduate coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. We
would be more than happy to answer your questions or help to arrange
an on-campus visit.
of Science in Statistics (MS) The 35-hour MS is designed to
give a broad coverage of both statistical theory and application,
with the flexibility to address your particular interests. Our MS
graduates pursue their futures either directly in government,
business, or industry, or go on to pursue a doctorate in statistics
or another quantitative field.
of Philosophy in Statistics (PhD) The 65-hour PhD is
designed to prepare students to be statistical researchers or
university faculty members. Based on their interests, our graduates
are currently in tenure track faculty positions at research
universities such as Mississippi State, Texas Tech, and the
University of Miami as well as at more teaching centered schools
such as Northern Kentucky, Winthrop, and UNC Wilmington. The
program is flexible enough to serve both those entering with a
bachelors or masters degree, with or without previous statistical
Applying for Admission
If you would like to be
considered for one of our programs, carefully completing an
application is the first step in your admissions process. The
on-line application can be completed at www.gradschool.sc.edu.
In addition to the completed form and application fee, the
complete application requires two letters of recommendation, official transcripts of all previous college work, and
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores (general test only). We
may make a preliminary admission decision using a photocopy of your
test score report, but the official ones must be sent directly from
the testing agency before we may formally admit. We also require that students submit a resume/vita and a personal statement. All of these materials should be sent
directly to the graduate school. Please note that your
application will be delayed if they are sent to our department as we
must then forward them on to the graduate school.
The MS and PhD programs are designed to be entered in the Fall
semesters, and applicants who wish to be considered for financial
support should have their applications completed by January 15th.
Applications received through March 1st will be considered for
financial support in the event earlier financial offers are
declined. Applications for the non-supported distance programs, CAS and MAS, are accepted
We are happy to receive applications from students from outside
of the U.S. and automatically consider all of our applicants for
assistantships. For students from countries where English is not an
official language to be considered for financial support, we also
require TOEFL scores.
The TOEFL requirement is waived for students who have received a
degree from an accredited University in the United States.
Thank you for your interest!
Don't hesitate to
contact us about any questions or to arrange a visit to campus!
Department of Statistics
The University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Tel: (803)777-3859; Fax: (803)777-4048