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Students with excellent quantitative training and an interest in applications are encouraged to apply for admission to the graduate program in statistics.



Students wishing to apply for admittance into the Department of Statistics and Data Science PhD 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. Students are not required to secure a research advisor prior to joining our  Statistics and Data Science PhD program.

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: September 2023

Application Deadline: Applications (including supporting materials) must be received by January 5, 2024.

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


Go to TGS application page