M.Sc. On Campus


Stanford University

12 months
23540 USD/year
23540 USD/year
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The MS in Statistics at Stanford University is a popular degree as either a terminal degree or together with a doctorate in another field. Visit the Admissions pages for instructions on applying to add this degree.


Key facts

Starting in Fall 2013 a Stats MS Data Science subplan is offered as a focused track at Stanford University within the current MS program in Statistics and ICME (Stanford Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering). See the Data Science page for more details, and curriculum requirements.

MS in Statistics Program Summary

The department requires that the student take 45 units of work from offerings in the Department of Statistics or from authorized courses in other departments. Of these 45 units, eight statistics courses from the list of required courses must be taken for a letter grade. The mathematics and programming requirements must also be taken for a letter grade*. The Statistics elective courses may be taken for a letter grade or Credit/No Credit. There is no thesis requirement.

Units for a given course may not be counted to meet the requirements of more than one degree (GAP 3.2), that is, no units may be double-counted (for example, students who have already taken STATS 116 and have counted it toward their undergraduate or another Master's degree should discuss with their advisor a choice of a suitable replacement course). An overall 3.0* grade point average (GPA) is required. Additional courses from the list of authorized electives may be used to complete the unit requirement. Because departments often change their offerings, please contact one of the master's advisors for approval of courses not on this list.

Submission of approved Master's Program Proposal, signed by the master's adviser, to the student services specialist by the end of the first quarter of the master's degree program. A revised program proposal is required to be filed whenever there are changes to a student's previously approved program proposal.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory of Probability
  • Applied Statistics
  • Statistical Inference
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Applied Matrix Theory
  • Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
  • Functions of a Real Variable
  • Fundamental Concepts of Analysis
  • Programming Methodology
  • Programming Abstractions
  • Programming Abstractions (Accelerated)
  • Scientific Computing
  • Workshop in Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Stanford online application including statement of purpose.
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Two official transcripts from each institution you attended for at least one year
  • GRE and TOEFL scores reported directly to Stanford (code 4704) - Learn more about these test requirements
  • Recent scholarly or critical paper (20-35 pages, double-spaced). Applicants may submit two or three shorter samples if they do not have a long one.
  • CV/resume (optional but recommended)
  • Application fee of $125

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11770 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    23540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11770 USD per semester during 12 months.

Regular quarterly tuition

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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