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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

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Contact: Jessica Severe
Phone: 515-294-5044
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ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: MS & PhD: January 15 for fall term, for priority consideration for assistantships. Spring admission is rare and on a case-by-case basis. You should contact our DOGE if you are interested in joining the program in the spring term..

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: If you have graduated or will graduate (Bachelor's degree or higher) from a university in the US or another country where English is the only official language, you do NOT need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Your diploma will serve as a waiver if you are admitted.
Any supplemental documents (CV/resume, Statement of Purpose over 500 words, etc.) may be uploaded as a PDF via the online application system. We do not require a CV but it can be very helpful for the admissions committee. If your Statement of Purpose is longer than 500 words, you may upload a PDF to your application and type "please see uploaded SOP" in the field on the application. The committee would still appreciate it if you can keep it concise.
Please do NOT mail paper copies of your transcripts, exam scores, or anything else to the Statistics department. Order exams electronically from ETS to be sent to Admissions. ISU's ETS code is 6306. You should upload relevant scanned documents to your application.
Please contact the department directly if you have questions about spring or summer term admission, which is not generally possible except in very specific circumstances.
distance MS program has been discontinued as of Fall 2016. We will not be admitting any more students to the online MS program_

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 570
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 88
PTE 59

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application