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Statistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The program is flexible enough to be individually planned around prior experience and in accord with professional goals.

During the first year of the program, students are strongly encouraged to meet with each faculty member to discuss possible research topics. The student should select an advisory and examining committee by the end of the first year.

A joint master's degree in computer science and statistics may also be obtained. A graduate certificate in Statistics for non majors is also offered.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical SAS Programming
  • Introduction to the R Language
  • Applied Statistics
  • Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance
  •  Regression Models

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

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        General Requirements

        In addition to the Graduate School requirements, the applicant must:

        • Have had at least one year of calculus,
        • Have had at least one course in statistics, and
        • Have had at least one programming language 

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          631 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • National

          541 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 541 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • In-State

          361 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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        Living costs for Fargo

        • 870 - 1260 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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