Please see either the undergraduate statistics degree programs or graduate statistics degree programs web page to find specific information about the areas of study available for graduate students in statistics.
Electronic submission of applications for graduate admission is required through the Admissions Office of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Please go to artsandsciences.virginia.edu/gradschool/admissions/ to begin the application process.
Among the materials to be submitted with the online application, three letters of recommendation, transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate work, and GRE scores for the General Exam are required. Foreign students whose native language is not English, and who have not completed all four years of a baccalaureate degree in the United States, are also required to take the TOEFL exam to demonstrate English fluency. (The TOEFL requirement is not automatically waived even if the applicant has or will have obtained a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.) All applicants are automatically considered for financial aid.
The entire application form, including letters of recommendation, must be completed and submitted online. No application materials should be sent to the department, or to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. If you are unable to submit any of the required materials electronically, please send an email to the Admissions Office of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences explaining your situation.
The department typically does not offer financial support to non-Ph.D. students.
For doctoral students, financial aid is awarded on an annual basis (contingent upon satisfactory performance) and is available in the form of fellowships and teaching assistantships. The responsibilities of a first-year student, who has had no prior graduate training in any area, are to assist in discussion sections of large undergraduate courses, typically introductory statistics. After the first year, support typically consists of teaching assistantships, which involve the teaching of undergraduate courses in calculus and statistics. Academic year 12-13 stipends range from $15,600 to $18,000, depending upon experience and duties. Some summer support is also available, on a competitive basis, with typical summer support of approximately $4,000.