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Statistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The Statistics Department offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics at Rutgers University.  The Ph.D. degree is intended for students with strong mathematical backgrounds who are wishing to pursue research-oriented careers in academia or industry. 


Department of Statistics and Biostatistics faculty includes fifteen full professors, four associate professors, three assistant professors, and four emeritus professors.

Besides the regular M.S. degree in Applied Statistics, students have the option to choose specializations in Industrial Quality Management, Biostatistics, and Data Mining.  Past graduates of the M.S. in Statistics at Rutgers University have gone on to have successful careers in pharmaceutical research and development, telecommunications, educational testing, financial services, environmental research, imaging technology, actuarial sciences, quality management, and consulting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Regression Analysis
  • Introduction to Methods and Theory of Probability
  • Methods of Statistical Inference
  • Interpretation of Data
  • Design of Experiments
  • Quality Control I and II
  • Life Data Analysis
  • Statistical Practice
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Nonparametric Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Personal statement, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
  • GRE General Required
  • The personal statement provides you with an opportunity to tell the admissions committee about your background, your reasons for wishing to pursue a graduate degree in statistics at Rutgers, and your career objectives upon graduation. It may also include a description of special situations you wish the admissions committee to consider. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28194 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
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