U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
The instructions on this page are for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
The application process for admission to the graduate school is entirely online. The documents you will need to upload are described below. All application materials should be uploaded to the online application. Do not send documents to the department by postal mail. If you have any questions, please email Jo Ann Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access the online application.
Application fee and application submission deadlines
- Application fees are non-refundable, non-transferable
- 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 (August) enrollment, completed applications must be submitted on-line no later than June 1. However, if an applicant wishes to be considered for an assistantship, they must submit their application by January 8. We will begin offering assistantships early in the Spring term and continue until positions are filled.
If you are applying for spring (January) enrollment, completed applications must be submitted on-line no later than September 1. However, if an applicant wishes to be considered for an assistantship, they must submit their application by August 1. 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 offered only in the fall.
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 online 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.
- 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.
- 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. Transcripts become part of your records at Kansas State University and can not be returned.
- 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.
English Proficiency Requirements
If English is your native language, this paragraph does not apply to you.
If English is not your native language, to demonstrate competence in the English language, an official report of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System-academic exam (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) must be sent to Kansas State University and reported on your Graduate School application for all applicants whose native language is not English.
For the TOEFL test, the code for Kansas State University is 6334, the code for the Statistics Department is 59. The IELTS and the PTE do not use codes; select Kansas State University, Graduate School. Please upload a copy of your official score report to your online application.
Learn more about English proficiency requirements.
In addition, to be considered for an assistantship, Kansas law requires a minimum score of 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 SPEAK test, offered by appointment through the KSU English Language Program, may be substituted. For the TOEFL test, 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 official score report to your online application.
Letters of recommendation
- Provide three references
- 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.
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. The GRE code for Kansas State University is 6334, the code for the Statistics Department is 0705.