M.Sc. On Campus


The University of Iowa

12 months
29739 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS and the PhD in Statistics are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MS is offered only without a thesis. This program is offered by The University of Iowa. 


About Statistics at The University of Iowa

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers undergraduate majors, an undergraduate minor, and graduate degree programs. They partner with other departments to offer the undergraduate Certificate in Social Science Analytics (see below). The department offers courses that any undergraduate student may use to satisfy the GE CLAS Core Quantitative or Formal Reasoning requirement. This master degree in Statistics is offered at The University of Iowa. 

Probability and statistics are important scientific disciplines essential to all fields of study that rely on information obtained from data. In a world bombarded with numerical information, informed decisions rely on the ability to separate fact from fiction by applying valid statistical analyses and visualizations. Statisticians can provide crucial guidance in determining what information is reliable and which predictions may be trusted. They often help search for clues to the solution of a scientific mystery and sometimes keep investigators from being misled by false impressions.


Statistics and probability are vital to many fields, so the demand for well-trained statisticians is strong. Statisticians work in medicine, engineering, law, public policy making, marketing, manufacturing, engineering, agriculture, varied social and natural sciences, and numerous other areas.

The M.S. program prepares students for careers as professional statisticians or for entry into a Ph.D. program.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Statistics and Society,
  • Elementary Statistics and Inference
  • Probability and Statistics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences 
  • Statistics for Business
  • Statistical Methods and Computing
  • Mathematical Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications after this date may be considered as positions are available.


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. 
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29739 USD/year
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  • National

    31012 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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