Admissions and Applications Process
Single and multivariable calculus
Linear or matrix algebra
Probability and Statistics (Calculus-based)
Knowledge of a high-level programming language, e.g. C/C++/C#, JAVA, FORTRAN, Matlab, R/S+, etc.
You should not apply if you have not satisfied these prerequisites. However, you may apply if you are currently taking these courses, or plan to complete these requirements prior to your admission. Preparatory classes are offered in the summers at Rice through Rice's Continuing Education Program. Note that a background in non-calculus statistics is helpful, but will NOT prepare you for this course of study.
Rice Courses include:
MATH 101/102 - SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS I/II
MATH 211 - ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND LINEAR ALGEBRA, or
CAAM 353 - MATRIX ANALYSIS
MATH 212 - MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS
STAT 310 - PROBABILITY & STATISTICS
This list may change; you should consult the Registrar's Course Schedule.
In some cases when a student has completed certain advanced statistics courses in an undergraduate or graduate program from another school, up to 6 hours may be transferred; however, these courses must not have been counted in the graduation requirements for the previous degree.
Test Scores and Other Requirements
All Graduate applicants will be asked to provide Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (quantitative, verbal, and analytical), unofficial undergraduate transcripts (and graduate, if applicable), and three letters of recommendation. TOEFL scores should also be included when appropriate; the internet-based TOEFL (IBT) is preferred. More information is available under Graduate Admissions. Inquiries should be directed to our departmental coordinator at stat at rice dot edu.
Admission to the M.Stat program does not carry any commitment of financial aid, and the student is expected to be fully responsible for tuition and fees throughout the program. Tuition is based on hours taken; full-time tuition is based on registering for at least 9 hours; for more details, see Rice tuition page. Please see this page for information on Rice Financial Aid