Columbia University

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The Department of Statistics at Columbia University offers programs of instruction that include theoretical and applied statistics and probability.

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The Statistics department at Columbia University also offers cooperative programs in operations research with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, in the Mathematics of Finance with the Department of Mathematics, in Actuarial Science with the School of Professional Studies, and in Quantitative Methods in Social Science with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. Columbia University and the New York area are notable for wide-ranging opportunities for the application of statistics. The department maintains ties with industry, Wall Street, and medical and basic science researchers in New York and also helps to serve the statistical needs of the University community. There is a continuing demand for well-trained statisticians, and the department has been successful in placing its graduates in positions at universities and research institutes as well as in government, business, industry, and Wall Street.

MA in Statistics: On-Campus Program

The MA program is designed for students with the goal of enhancing their knowledge of statistical theory and applications. Although some students in the MA program are preparing for doctoral study in statistics or other quantitative fields, most are preparing for, or are working in, positions that use statistics, and do not plan on applying to a PhD program. The program has a full-time and part-time option for domestic students. International students fulfill the program requirements full-time.

MA in Statistics: Hybrid Online/On-campus Program

The Department of Statistics offers a program that has select courses online during the first fall semester in its renowned MA program. The MA Hybrid students are only Hybrid in the first semester of the program and then are completely integrated into the resident program after the first semester. The diploma and degree is identical for initial Hybrid and non-Hybrid entry students.  The Hybrid Online/On-Campus MA Program in Statistics consists of two parts:

  • Part I: Students complete up to four Statistics courses through Columbia's innovative online learning management system. The first part of the program is designed to establish a deep foundational knowledge of statistical methods, with instruction in modern probability, statistics, and applied statistics, and offers preparation for the more advanced elective courses offered in the on-campus portion of the program. Domestic students may register either part-time or full-time; international students must register full-time.
  • Part II: Students can complete the remaining elective courses on the Columbia University campus. Domestic students may register either part-time or full-time; international students must register full-time. Regardless of registration type, all remaining classes after the first semester must be completed at the Columbia campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Computing and Intro to Data Science
  • Elementary Stochastic Processes
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Multivariate Stat Inference
  • Bayesian Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized Tests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    73344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36672 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    73344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36672 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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