How to Apply
On this page you will find information on how to apply for the Statistics Ph.D. Program. For further information on the program, including funding, eligibility, curriculum, and more, please visit the Statistics Ph.D. Program page.
The Statistics Department understands that the Covid-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges, including the disruption to coursework, research, and access to standardized tests, and will take this into account in our holistic application review.
Applications for Fall admission to the PhD program in Statistics are due December 15. The department does not accept applications for Winter admission. A completed application must be submitted by December 15 to be considered for admission.
Applications must be submitted online. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review Rackham's Checklist for Completing the Application Process for an overview of the application process. If an applicant or recommender experiences technical difficulties while using the application or recommendation system please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (allow 24 hours for a response).
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions Page for answers to specific questions regarding the application process. If you have additional questions, please contact the PhD Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
Program codes to use in the application:
- Code 00483 — Statistics Ph.D.
- Submit online:
- Request online to be sent to the University of Michigan:
- Arrange for official transcripts to be sent to the Rackham Graduate School Admissions Office. See Rackham's transcript policy for address and information.
For additional details, please see Rackham's Checklist for Completing the Application Process. Do not send anything to the Department of Statistics. Materials sent directly to the Department by regular mail or email will not be reviewed with your application.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Letters of Recommendation (3 Required)
Statement of Purpose
(Optional) - Summary of Courses and/or Research Paper Abstract, GRE
How to Check Your Application Status
You should check your application status on the University of Michigan Wolverine Access web site. This is the University's web portal and it's your first stop for most of the things you will need to do. To create a "friend account" for Guest Access to Wolverine Access. go to U-M Computing Resources.
If you have further questions, contact the Statistics PhD Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rackham Student Life Website
Rackham's graduate student life website has information about housing, health care, transportation, child care, and so on.
Note: All credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of the University of Michigan and will not be returned in original or copy form.