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Department of Statistics

Graduate Admissions

If you are a citizen of the United States or if you have have Permanent Resident status, please follow the instructions below.

If you are living outside of the United States or if you do not have Permanent Resident status, please follow this link: International Student Admissions.

Graduate Admissions: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Fill out the online application. Required supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application as requested in the application. If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at gradrec@k-state.edu.

Submit required supplemental documents

All supplemental documents required by the Statistics Department (e.g., statement of objectives, scanned copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation) will be requested as you fill out the on-line application. 

Application for assistantship

If you wish to be considered for an assistantship, print and fill out an Application for Assistantship form (pdf) and upload the form to your online application.

Statement of objectives

Please upload a copy of your statement of objectives.  Write a personal statement of your academic objectives, giving specific reasons for the selection of your field of study, contemplated research areas and professional plans.  In addition, the statement can also mention one of more KSU faculty you have an interest in working with.

Transcripts
  • You must upload an electronic copy (PDF preferred) of transcript(s) from each college or university where you received your bachelor's degree(s) and completed any post-baccalaureate course work or degrees. Transcripts become part of your records at Kansas State University and can not be returned.
  • If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript for GPA and degree conferral verification from the institution(s) where you received your degree(s) and completed any post-baccalaureate credits
  • Failure to list any colleges or universities attended may result in dismissal from the university. 
  • Students whose transcripts are not in English must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.

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Letters of recommendation
  • Recommenders will upload their letters of recommendation directly to your application.
  • Letters of recommendation can be tracked by students online. Click Review Your Activity to display the names of your recommenders. You can edit recommenders, send reminders and see where each recommender is in the process. Please remember to hit "submit recommendation request" on the application to insure that your recommenders are notified.
GRE scores

In order to help evaluate your abilities to succeed in our program, we highly recommend GRE scores be submitted; however they are not required.  If you submit GRE scores and have taken the GRE more than once, upload your most recent scores.

Application fee
  • Application fees are non-refundable
  • $50 for US citizens and permanent residents
  • After completing the online application and uploading all supplemental documents, the applicant can pay the application fee by credit card. 

Fall application deadline is June 1; spring deadline is September 1. We will begin offering assistantships early in the Spring term and continue until positions are filled. Few, if any, assistantships are available beginning in the spring semester. We do not recommend spring admissions due to the nature of sequential classes, with the first part being offered only in the fall.

Graduate Admissions: International Students

Fill out the online application. Required supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application as requested in the application. If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at gradrec@k-state.edu.

Submit required supplemental documents

All supplemental documents required by the Statistics Department (e.g., Affidavit of Financial Support, English proficiency scores, statement of objectives, electronic copies of transcripts (PDF preferred), letters of recommendation) will be requested as you fill out the online application. 

Affidavit of Financial Support

Each application must be accompanied by the Affidavit of Financial Support (2015 and beyond) form. Be sure to use the Affidavit of Financial Support form for the Manhattan campus.  We will not be able to proceed with your application until the Affidavit of Financial Support is received. Make sure Sections 2 and 3 are filled out and signed as needed. Failure to provide this document could result in admission being delayed. This document should be uploaded to your online application for admission. Learn more about Affidavit of Financial Support.

Transcripts
  • You must upload an electronic copy (PDF preferred) of transcript(s) from each college or university where you received your bachelor's degree(s) and completed any post-baccalaureate course work or degrees. Transcripts become part of your records at Kansas State University and can not be returned.
  • Students whose transcripts are not in English must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
  • If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript for GPA and degree conferral verification from the institution(s) where you received your degree(s) and completed any post-baccalaureate credits
  • Failure to list any colleges or universities attended may result in dismissal from the university. 
Primary language

The Graduate School requires a TOEFL test score. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) is required for provisional admission. The code for Kansas State University is 6334, the code for the Statistics Department is 59. Please note: candidates with scores below 600/250/100 have to demonstrate proficiency in written and oral English at the time of enrollment. Please upload a copy of your score report to your on-line application.

In addition, to be considered for an assistantship, Kansas law requires either a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE), or 22 on the speaking portion of the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT). For those already at Kansas State, a score of 50 or above on the local SPEAK test which is offered at Kansas State by appointment, may be substituted. The University code is 6334, the Statistics Department code is 59. At this time the University does not accept IELTS speaking scores for assistantships. Please upload a copy of your score report. 

Learn more about English proficiency requirements.

Application for assistantship

gadburyIf you wish to be considered for an assistantship, print and fill out an Application for Assistantship form (pdf) and upload the form to your online application.

Statement of objectives

Please upload a copy of your statement of objectives.  Write a personal statement of your academic objectives, giving specific reasons for the selection of your field of study, contemplated research areas and professional plans.  In addition, the statement can also mention one or more KSU faculty you have an interest in working with.

Letters of recommendation
  • Recommenders will upload their letters of recommendation directly to your application.
  • Letters of recommendation can be tracked by students online.  Click Review Your Activity to display the names of your recommenders. You can edit recommenders, send reminders and see where each recommender is in the process. Please remember to hit "submit recommendation request" on the application to insure that your recommenders are notified.
GRE scores

In order to help evaluate your abilities to succeed in our program, we highly recommend GRE scores be submitted; however they are not required.  If you submit GRE scores and have taken the GRE more than once, upload your most recent scores.

Application fee
  • Application fees are non-refundable
  • $75 for international applicants
  • After completing the online application and uploading all supplemental documents, the applicant can pay the application fee by credit card.. 

If you are applying for fall, you should have your completed documents to the department by January 1.  We will begin offering assistantships early in the spring term and will continue until positions are filled.

The Spring application deadline is August 1. Keep in mind that few, if any, assistantships are available beginning in the spring semester. We do not recommend spring admissions due to the nature of sequential classes, with the first part being offered only in the fall.