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M.S. Admissions Information


Applicants to the MS program should have a strong record of undergraduate coursework in statistics and mathematics. Statistics coursework should include an introductory course in statistics (similar to STOR 155), an intermediate level course in inference and regression (similar to STOR 455), and a calculus based probability course (similar to STOR 435). Mathematical coursework should include single and multivariable calculus, as well as an intermediate or advanced level course in linear and matrix algebra. Students interested in theoretical statistics or probability should have prior coursework in advanced calculus or real analysis.


The application deadline is mid-December each year for students applying for Fall admissions.  Exact dates can be found here.  If you are NOT currently enrolled in another graduate program at UNC-CH, then you can only begin an M.S. program in the Fall semester.

Financial Assistance

The Department is not able to provide financial assistance to M.S. students.

How to Apply

Please refer to and apply by following the instructions on the Graduate School’s website:

International applicants
International applicants have additional application requirements including the submission of a TOEFL or IETLS score  and a Financial Certificate. Please read the information about these requirements at

Students from other UNC programs
If you are currently a graduate student enrolled in another graduate program at UNC-CH, please check this website for the application process:

If you are an international student currently enrolled at UNC-CH then you are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS score requirement.

Important Note Regarding Courses Completed Prior to Admission into the STOR M.S. Program: At most six credit hours may be transferred from another accredited institution, or from within UNC-CH, for courses taken before admission to the STOR M.S. program. (This limit on transferring credits applies to courses taken in the STOR Department as well.)