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only current UT gradaute students in other doctoral programs may apply to be a concurrent student.

  • Criteria for Admission
  • Transfer of Credit

  • Criteria for Admission

    Admission decisions will be based upon consideration of several factors including letters of recommendation, courses previously taken, G.P.A., GRE scores, and the number of places available in the program. The GMAT will not be accepted as a substitute for the GRE.


    For Students Who Are Currently Enrolled in a Ph.D. Program at UT Austin and Wish to Pursue a M.S. Statistics Concurrently

    Contact the Graduate Coordinator, Vicki Keller, to discuss your interest and to complete a M.S. in Statistics Application and a Mathematics Preparation form as soon as you decide you would like to apply.

    To be eligible for admission into the M.S. Statistics program, an applicant must demonstrate each of the following:

    • Successful completion of one year of the applicant's Ph.D. program
    • Evidence of earning a B or better in the following courses:
    • Calculus
    • Calculus-based probability
    • Calculus-based statistics
    • Linear algebra
    • Strong performance on the Quantitative portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • A personal statement discussing the reasons why the applicant is pursuing a M.S. in Statistics
    • Letter of recommendation written by the applicant's Ph.D. Supervisor
    • Support of both the Ph.D. program's Graduate Adviser and the applicant's Ph.D Supervisor.

    Then, during the semester in which you plan to receive the degree, you will need to officially switch to the M.S. Statistics program. The appropriate application is the Graduate Change of Major. You need to switch back to your Ph.D. program the following semester. (Again, use the Graduate Change of Major application.)

    Please be aware of the following University regulations:

    • A student must be registered in a program in the semester in which s/he receives the degree in that program.
    • A student may not be registered in two different graduate programs at the same time (except for a small number of special established joint degree programs).
    • The master's degree must be received before the Ph.D.

    Transfer of Credit

    Click HERE for more information on the Graduate School's policy regarding transferring credit.