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 form. Other documents should be mailed to Jo Ann Blackburn, Graduate Coordinator, Department of Statistics, KSU, 101 Dickens Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at gradrec@k-state.edu.

Print and fill out an assistantship request form (PDF). Mail directly to department (to the address given above).

Request each college and university where you received your bachelor’s degree or completed any advanced course work or degree to send an OFFICIAL transcript directly to the dept to which you are applying. This transcript must document your degrees. If you have not yet graduated you will be asked for another updated transcript later.  A translation by an appropriate authority must also be provided for any transcripts that are not in English.  Failure to list on the application any colleges or universities attended may result in dismissal from the University.

Dr. Dubnicka

You will need 3 letters of recommendation. The names of the 3 instructors whom you have asked to submit letters regarding your qualifications for graduate study should be included on the application. There is no required form or format; please instruct your referees to simply submit a letter on official letterhead stationery to Jo Ann Blackburn, Graduate Coordinator, Statistics Department, KSU, 101 Dickens Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.  If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at gradrec@k-state.edu. We prefer that letters be sent directly to us; if letters are to be included in a total application packet, they must be in signed and sealed envelopes.

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. This document should be mailed to the department along with the other documents.

In order to help evaluate your abilities to succeed in our program, we highly recommend GRE scores be submitted; however they are not required.

Payment of the application fee of $50 (USD only). Checks must be made payable to the Kansas State University Graduate School but mailed to Jo Ann Blackburn, Graduate Coordinator, Statistics Department, KSU, 101 Dickens Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at gradrec@k-state.edu. Payment may also be submitted online with a credit card.

Fall application deadline is June 1; spring deadline is September 1. We will begin offering assistantships early in the Spring term and continuing 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 online application form. Submit the form online. Other documents should be mailed to Jo Ann Blackburn, Graduate Coordinator, Department of Statistics, 101 Dickens Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at gradrec@k-state.edu.

Print and fill out Assistantship Request form (PDF). Mail directly to department (to the address given above).

The Affidavit of Financial Support (2014 and beyond) form is required. Be sure to use this 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 sent to the department along with other required documents.

Dr. Gadbury

Request each college and university where you received your bachelor’s degree or completed any advanced course work or degree to send an OFFICIAL transcript directly to the department to which you are applying. This transcript must document your degrees. If you have not yet graduated you will be asked for another updated transcript later. A translation by an appropriate authority must also be provided for any transcripts that are not in English.  Failure to list on the application any colleges or universities attended may result in dismissal from the University.

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. This document should be mailed to the department along with the other documents.

You will need 3 letters of recommendation. The names of the 3 instructors whom you have asked to submit letters regarding your qualifications for graduate study should be included on the application. There is no required form or format; please instruct your referees to simply submit a letter on official letterhead stationery to Jo Ann Blackburn, Graduate Coordinator, Statistics Department, KSU, 101 Dickens Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at gradrec@k-state.edu. We prefer that letters be sent directly to us; if letters are to be included in a total application packet, they must be in signed and sealed envelopes.

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.

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 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.

In order to help evaluate your abilities to succeed in our program, we highly recommend GRE scores be submitted; however, they are not required.

Payment of the application fee of $75 (USD only). Checks must be made payable to the Kansas State University Graduate School but should be mailed to Jo Ann Blackburn, Graduate Coordinator, Department of Statistic, KSU, 101 Dickens Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at gradrec@k-state.edu. Payment may also be submitted online with a 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.