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Graduate Bulletin

Statistics, M.S.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: March 15                               [December 15 for international applicants]

Spring:  September 30                        [August 1 for international applicants]

Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year. International students who miss the December 15  or August 1 deadline are required to submit to Temple University an evaluation of their transcript by an approved educational evaluation firm.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are preferred. Academic references are acceptable.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Students must have taken two semesters of university-level Calculus or its equivalent.  A course in Linear Algebra is also desirable.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree is required, although it need not be in a business discipline.

Statement of Goals:

Two essays are required. For details, visit the website of the Fox School of Business and Management at www.fox.temple.edu/mbams/faq.html.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/GMAT is required. Quantitative and verbal scores on the GRE should be in the 50th percentile or above. Scores under 500 on the GMAT are not considered for the M.S. program.

Minimum TOEFL score or range of scores needed to be accepted: 575 paper-based, 230 computer-based, or 88 internet-based.  Any student admitted with a TOEFL score below 600 on the paper-based, 250 on the computer-based, or 100 on the internet-based examination must pass an English skills course during the first semester of enrollment at Temple University.  Those having taken the paper-based or computer-based test have the additional option of testing out of the English course by taking and passing the SPEAK test at Temple.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an accredited graduate program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the M.S. program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred, the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations with regard to transfer credits to the Director of the Graduate Program in Statistics. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

STAT 501:  Probability Theory

STAT 502:  Probability Theory II

STAT 503:  Statistical Methods I

STAT 504:  Statistical Methods II

The remaining seven classes must be approved by the faculty advisor.  For more information, visit www.sbm.temple.edu/mbams/curricula/ms-statistics.html.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

M.S. Core Exams:

Two exams, one in theory and one in methods, are offered in the  first or second week of June each year.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

LL5 Speakman Hall (006-00)

1810 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122




215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:


Natale Butto

Director of Graduate Admissions


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jagbir Singh


Graduate Chairperson:

Dr. Damaraju Raghavarao




Robert Bonner

Assistant Dean, MBA and MS Programs



About the Program

The Department of Statistics offers an M.S. program through which students acquire in-depth knowledge of statistics. Graduates are trained to serve as professional statisticians in industry, research organizations, or government.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 3 years

Campus Location:


Business foundation classes are offered throughout the year. 

Upper-level courses are not offered at all campuses. Courses may also be offered online.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. Students are also able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

LL5 Speakman Hall (006-00)

1810 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122




215-204-1632 (fax)

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Study Abroad:



The Fox School of Business and Management is highly ranked. Current ranking information may be viewed at the following website:



Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

Faculty members offer master's students substantial coursework in statistical theory and applications.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the master's program may find employment as statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry, in medical research organizations, or in other areas of business and government.


Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above may take classes on a non-matriculated status. Non-matriculated students can take a maximum of 9 credit hours.

Financing Opportunities

Assistantships are typically reserved for those engaged in doctoral study.

Updated 5.8.06