Application process

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 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 and include the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Graduate Assistantships

Any application received before April 15, 2018 will be considered for a Graduate Assistantship (GA).  GAs typically receive a stipend of approximately $11,000 per academic year.  GAs are expected to work 20 hours per week during the academic year.  Typical duties will include tutoring in the Murphy Learning Center and/or leading supplemental instruction for STAT 145: Elementary Statistics.