Timing of Admissions Decisions
Although the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences begins accepting applications to the M.A. program in September, the decision-making process will not begin until January/February. Once the decision-making process is under way, decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Since space is limited, prospective applicants are encouraged to submit all application materials as early as possible.
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the end of May. Most decisions are not made until the end of April. For more detail about waitlists and other admissions decisions, please see the Admissions FAQ’s found here.
How the Decisions are Communicated
The status of one’s application can be determined by logging onto the online application. Once a decision has been made there will be an official communication from GSAS within the online application. No paper offer letter will be sent. All decisions are final.
The offer from GSAS will provide details on how to accept by paying the deposit within the time limit. For questions about paying the deposit, please contact GSAS. By paying the deposit, one reserves a space in the incoming class of students. Incoming students should go HERE for their next steps.
A student who has accepted admission and paid the tuition deposit but is unable to attend, owing to an unforeseen emergency, may request a deferral through the online application. The deadline by which one may request a deferral is August 15. Deferrals for valid, documented reasons may be requested for up to one calendar year only, as long as they are submitted before the published deadline. Here is further information on deferrals.
Contacting the Statistics Department
Due to the large number of applications received, the MA in Statistics staff does not answer inquiries about specific applications nor offer individualized advice to applicants before they are admitted. Although we appreciate interest in the program, please note that emails sent to the department expressing interest have no bearing on the outcome of your application being reviewed. Your candidacy is decided upon by your application materials only. Any specific interest and rationale should be conveyed in your personal statement within the application.
Inquiries about whether your application is complete and/or about additional submissions of materials should be directed to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) admissions office.
Program specific questions that cannot be found in either the:
- GSAS FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- GSAS Statistics admissions summary
- MA Program FAQs
- MA Program admissions procedures
may be emailed to this address: