Statistics, MS

for the degree of Master of Science in Statistics

Department Chair: Bo Li
Associate Department Chair: Jeff Douglas

PhD Program Director: Xiaofeng Shao

MS Program Director: Darren Glosemeyer

MS Advisors: Tori Ellison, Hyoeun Lee

Graduate Contact: Aaron Thompson

Department website:

College website:

overview of graduate college admissions & requirements: Graduate Admissions

department office: 101 Illini Hall, 725 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 333-2167


Specific program info here

Graduate Degree Programs in Statistics

Statistics, MS



Statistics, PhD


Computational Science & Engineering

Graduate Minor in Statistics


Graduate College admission requirements apply. Students are expected to have a strong undergraduate mathematics background, but need not have an undergraduate statistics or mathematics degree. Students may be admitted with deficiencies, which are to be removed during the first year of graduate work. A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 590 for the paper-based test or 243 for the computer-based test is required for students whose native language is not English. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. The department offers Ph.D. admissions for the fall only.

Graduate Teaching Experience

Although teaching is not a general Graduate College requirement, experience in teaching is considered an important part of the graduate experience in the Ph.D. program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available primarily in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. For further information write to the Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Statistics.

for the degree of Master of Science in Statistics

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Graduate Programs and the Graduate College Handbook.

STAT 510Mathematical Statistics4
Select one of the following:
STAT 425Statistical Modeling I4
or STAT 527 Advanced Regression Analysis
Select one of the following:4
Analysis of Variance
Statistical Modeling II
Time Series Analysis
Applied Bayesian Analysis
Stochastic Processes
Five elective courses from Departmental List (See Course List Tab)20
STAT 427Statistical Consulting (or experience in applied statistics)0-4
or STAT 593 STAT Internship
or STAT 443 Professional Statistics
STAT 410/MATH 464Statistics and Probability II (or equivalent proficiency [may be waived with approval])4
Total hours32-36

Other Requirements

Other Requirements may overlap
A concentration is not required.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 2.75

for the degree of Master of Science in Statistics

Statistics Departmental Course List
Analysis of Variance
Statistical Modeling II
Statistical Consulting
Statistical Computing
Time Series Analysis
Topics in Applied Statistics
Applied Bayesian Analysis
Basics of Statistical Learning
Stochastic Processes
Survival Analysis
Statistical Data Management
Professional Statistics
Advanced Data Analysis
Math Modeling in Life Sciences
Data Science Foundations
Advanced Mathematical Statistics
Computational Statistics
Advanced Survival Analysis
Clinical Trials Methodology
Statistical Learning
Spatial Statistics
Machine Learning in Data Science
Theory of Probability I
Theory of Probability II
Probability and Measure I
Probability and Measure II
Applied Stochastic Processes
Multivariate Analysis
Large Sample Theory
Topics in Statistics
Hierarchical Linear Models
Covar Struct and Factor Models
Individual Study and Research
STAT Internship