M.Sc. On Campus


METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
612 USD/year
34 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Statistics ranks first among the nation’s statistics departments in terms of university entrance exam and offers a Master of Science in Statistics at METU Middle East Technical University.


Master of Science in Statistics at METU Middle East Technical University:

  • Requires at least seven courses with credit 
  • The curriculum consists of compulsory courses, departmental elective courses, and non-departmental elective courses.
  • Compulsory courses are theoretical statistics courses and aim to have students acquire a sound understanding of the theoretical basis of statistics. 
  • Departmental elective courses aim to have students get skilled in modeling and computational methods for statistics applied in various different areas such as economics, finance,  marketing, sociology, psychology, genetics, and medicine.
  • The degree requires conducting a research and writing a thesis. A thesis is usually one of the following: methodological, computational, empirical, or theoretical. In a typical methodological M.S. thesis, student compares and evaluates different available statistical models and estimation methods through a simulation study. In a computational M.S. thesis, computational statistical methods are the emphasis. In an empirical M.S. thesis, a novel data set is the central to the thesis and a collection of appropriate existing statistical methods are employed for the analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • M.S. Thesis   
  • Statistical Theory 
  • Seminar 
  • Graduate Seminar  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ALES score type have to be quantitative, GRE for Foreign students
  • Reference letters (2)
  • Letter of intention (included in the online form)
  • Scientific written exam and/or interview
  • TOEFL, IBT or IELTS or IYS for both Turkish and Foreign students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 306 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    34 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Resident: 140 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 1500 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

1600 - 2350 TRY /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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