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How to Apply

Students wishing to apply for admittance into the Department of Statistics and Data Science MS in Statistics and Data Science program will apply through The Graduate School (TGS) of Northwestern University’s online application system. Please review the TGS Application Requirements for information on the application process, fees, required documents, and to access the online application.

Application period

The Department of Statistics and Data Science accepts applications for full time students entering in fall quarter only. Applications are accepted exclusively through the TGS online application system.

The online system opens in early September.

Application Deadline: Applications (including supporting materials) must be received by January 15.

Decisions: Admission decisions are made by April 15. In general, admission is offered only for fall of each academic year.

Application Checklist

Submit online through the TGS application system:


Questions: please contact the MS in Statistics and Data Science Program Director, Hongmei Jiang