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Statistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #561 (QS) , SC,
The Statistics programme delivered by University of South Carolina is designed to provide students with the necessary background for employment as a professional statistician in business, industry, or government and to build a solid foundation for students interested in the Ph.D. program. Considerable flexibility in program emphasis is possible through the selection of elective courses.


The Statistics programme delivered by University of South Carolina is designed to give a broad coverage of both statistical theory and application, with the flexibility to address your particular interests. Our M.S. graduates pursue their futures either directly in government, business, or industry, or go on to pursue a doctorate in statistics or another quantitative field. 

Learning outcomes
  • The M.S. recipient should have solid knowledge of the standard methods of statistical data analysis, including their implementation in standard statistical packages.
  • The M.S. recipient should have solid knowledge of the foundational results of mathematical statistics at the level needed to utilize the standard statistical texts and applied journals. 
  • The M.S. recipient should have the ability to apply their statistical knowledge to substantial problems that extend beyond their course work.
  • The M.S. recipient should have the ability to successfully communicate their statistical knowledge to statisticians and statistical consumers.


Statisticians are highly sought after in a number of different fields. We're committed to helping you find employment after you graduate. You'll be assigned an advisor who will help guide your career path, help you prepare for interviews and answer any other questions you have about how your course of studies can help you achieve your goals. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Data Analysis 
  • Mathematical Statistics 
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Seminar in Statistical Consulting
  • Practicum in Statistical Consulting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applicants who wish to be considered for financial support should submit their applications by January 15th.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    35 Hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    Recommended Analytical Writing score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

To be considered for admission you must have scored at least: 

  • 152 on the quantitative section of the GRE;
  • 151 on the verbal section of the GRE;
  • 3.5 on the analytical writing portion of the GRE;
  • 100 on TOEFL for students from countries where English is not an official language. This requirement is waived if you have a degree from an accredited university in the US.

Additional Materials - You'll be required to submit a resume/vita and a personal statement with your application. You should send these directly to the Graduate School. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14598 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6825 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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