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Statistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Faculty members in the Department of Statistics conduct research both in statistics and in its applications in science, industry, and public affairs. Their research is supported by contracts or grants from, among others, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and Mental Health, the National Security Agency, and the Office of Naval Research.

Particular research strengths of the department's faculty include the following.

  • Multivariate analysis (Sampson, Iyengar)
  • Order-restricted interference (Sampson, Block)
  • Reliability theory (Sampson, Block)
  • Meta-analysis (Iyengar, Gleser)
  • Applications in biomedical sciences (Sampson, Iyengar, Gleser, Stoffer)
  • Time series (Stoffer,)
  • Survival analysis (Cheng)
  • Applications in psychiatric studies (Chen, Cheng)
  • Functional data analysis (Chen,)
  • High dimensional statistical inference (Ren)
  • Covariance/Precision matrix estimation (Ren)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Thesis for MS Degree
  • Statistics Seminar
  • Teaching Seminar
  • Modern Data Analysis for Research Workers
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Advanced Applied Multivariate Analysis
  • Advanced Applied Regression
  • Sampling Theory
  • Statistical Process Control

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Three semesters of calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Year of mathematical statistics (equivalent to STAT 1151-1152)
  • Completed application form
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript copies uploaded online
  • GRE score (some departments may require a specific minimum score)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
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  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
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