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Requirements for Admission

Students seeking admission to the M.S. in Applied Statistics program must have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution and must have taken the following prerequisite courses:

  1. At least three semesters of calculus (UWL equivalents MTH 207 Calculus I, MTH 208 Calculus II, and MTH 310 Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus)
  2. At least one semester of probability/statistics (UWL equivalent STAT 245 Probability and Statistics)

Students who lack any of these prerequisites must take additional courses (not counted for credit toward the M.S. Program) to meet the prerequisites requirement. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50/4.00 is required in these courses. In addition to these program requirements, UWL admission requirements for graduate school can be found on the UWL Admissions website.

How To Apply

To apply for admission to the M.S. in Applied Statistics program, students must

  1. Complete the general UW system application found here.
  2. Submit a one page personal statement indicating why they are interested in the program and what their future career goals are. The personal statement should be submitted as an attachment via e-mail to appliedstatsms@uwlax.edu using subject line Admission: Name (e.g., Admission: John Doe).
  3. Arrange for 1 to 2 letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf. Recommenders should e-mail letters to appliedstatsms@uwlax.edu and include the applicant’s name in the subject line.