Carnegie Mellon University

How to Apply

Applications for admission to the 2023-2024 cohort will be accepted until Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

Apply Online

Prospective applicants can inquire with to hear more about our degree program or to ask any questions.

Application Checklist for the Master of Statistical Practice Program

The application deadline is May 31st, 2023 at 11:59 EST.  We will not accept submissions after this deadline.

The application is available online.

Prospective applicants can inquire with to hear more about our degree program or to ask any questions.

    • Two semesters of calculus based probability and mathematical statistics
      Topics should include: random variables, distribution functions, joint and conditional distributions, functions of random variables & their probability distributions; maximum likelihood estimation, properties of estimators, hypothesis testing, interval estimation.

      Typical Textbook: Mathematical Statistics with Applications - Wackerly, et al., or equivalent
      CMU classes are: 36-225 and 36-226
    • One course in linear regression analysis
      Topics should include: exploratory data analysis, linear regression models, validation and interpretation of models.

      Typical Textbook: Applied Linear Regression Models - Kutner, et al., or equivalent. A strong Econometrics course is also accepted.
      CMU classes are: 36-401
  • One course in matrix algebra

Applicants must submit transcripts from both undergraduate institutions and any previous graduate work. If you are currently enrolled in a degree program that you have not completed at the time you submit your application, please submit your current transcript.

All non-native English speakers are required to submit valid, non-expired TOEFL scores. A desirable total TOEFL score is 105 or higher. Speaking TOEFL scores should be at least 28. IELTS is also acceptable, with a desirable speaking score of at least 9.

Applications without TOEFL (or IELTS) will not be considered. We will not accept expired scores or waive test scores.

Institution Code: 2074
Department Code: 59

Make sure to upload your résumé or CV underneath the Supplemental Information portion of the online application; this is a required portion of the application.

A good statement of purpose typically includes why you're interested in the MSP program, your qualifications, and your goals.

Please submit three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be faculty recommendations.