Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.S.; Ph.D.
AreasAreas of Study
- Environmental and Agricultural Statistics
- Mathematical Statistics
- Statistics in Sports
- Survey and Behavioral Statistics
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Statistics in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency:
- Financial Consideration: Paper TOEFL 600, Internet TOEFL 100, IELTS 6.5
- Otherwise: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Statement of purpose
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Statistics
|For Financial Consideration||Fall: January 15 Spring: October 15|
|Otherwise||Fall: April 1 Spring: October 31|
Statistics as a discipline develops methods to collect and interpret data. Modern statistical methods are used in many areas, such as medicine, the biological and social sciences, economics, finance, manufacturing, marketing research, management, government, and research institutes.
Students who have majored in mathematics or statistics and have an interest in applications of these fields or students who have majored in other areas and have a good mathematics background should seriously consider a career in statistics. It is quite common for students to enter a statistics graduate program with only a few statistics courses since statistics is primarily a graduate discipline.
The Department of Statistics is involved in research, teaching, and statistical consulting for the entire university. Some of our faculty are involved in projects funded by federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and United States Department of Agriculture. Because of its activities, the collaborative work with other disciplines gives graduate students a wide range of opportunities to work with individuals in these disciplines and to learn practical applications of statistical principles from direct experience. In addition, Ph.D. students have the opportunity to double major in statistics and economics.
Faculty and research
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