- Who should apply?
- What are the prerequisites for the program?
- What are the costs for the program?
- Do you offer financial aid?
- How much is the application fee?
- What if I can't pay via credit card?
- When do I submit official transcripts?
- What is the minimum acceptable TOEFL score?
- What if I am a non-native English speaker and I attended a University in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, or Australia?
- How long are TOEFL scores valid?
- What is the department code for TOEFL scores?
- What is the minimum acceptable GRE score?
- What is the department code for GRE scores?
- How many of letters of recommendation do I need to submit?
- Can I submit a letter of recommendation via postal service or fax?
- Will you review my application if it is incomplete?
- What if information is received after the deadline?
- How many students do you typically admit?

Anyone who wants to work in the exciting field of data analytics and meets the prerequisites.

**Two semesters of calculus based probability and mathematical statistics****One course in linear regression analysis****One course in matrix algebra**

Topics should include: random variables, distribution functions, joint and conditional distributions, functions of random variables & their probability distributions; maximum likelihood estimation, properties of estimators, hypothesis testing, interval estimation.

Typical Textbook: Mathematical Statistics with Applications - Wackerly, et al. Equivalent

CMU classes are: 36-225 and 36-226

Topics should include: exploratory data analysis, linear regression models, validation and interpretation of models

Typical Textbook: Applied Linear Regression Models - Kutner, et al. Equivalent

CMU classes are: 36-401

The tuition for the MSP program is $46,680 per year. Approximate fees per semester are $800. The average cost of rent per month is $1,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment.

We do not offer a financial aid package for the MSP program. Qualified students may be eligible to be hired as graders or teaching assistants for the Statistics Department.

$30.

Application fees paid by check (made payable to Carnegie Mellon University) can be mailed to the MSP admissions office. As an absolute last resort, we will accept cash.

All non-native English speakers are required to submit valid TOEFL scores. A desirable total TOEFL score is 100 or higher. Speaking TOEFL scores should be at least 20.

Institution Code: 2074

Department Code: 59

If you have attended an undergraduate institution in the United States,Canada, Great Britain, or Australia we will accept an unofficial copy of your expired TOEFL scores. IELTS is also acceptable. **Applications without TOEFL (or IELTS) will not be considered. **However, if your submitted TOEFL is expired, documentation of your current English language fluency is **required**, for example, comments about your English language fluency discussed in a letter of recommendation from a Professor or from an ESL instructor.

TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years from the date of the exam.

Institution Code: 2074

Department Code: 59

We do not have a stated minimum GRE score. We are interested in the student's entire application package, including course work, experience, and recommendations.

Institution Code: 2074

Department Code: 0705

Three, at least two of which should be faculty recommendations.

Though not the preferred method of delivery, we will accept letters of recommendation via fax or postal service. The recommender can fax the letter to (412) 268-7828 or send it directly by post to the Master's of Statistical Practice office at the following address:

Master's of Statistical Practice, Baker Hall 132, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Incomplete applications will not be eligible for review by the admissions committee.

We will accept application materials that are post-marked by February 1st.

In 2015, out of 450 we admitted 13% of applicants into the program.

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