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Statistics M.S.

Hone Your Statistical Capacity in a World of Data

Statisticians are in high demand in a wide variety of fields ranging from business to government and science to industry. This includes government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, medical institutes, financial institutions, insurance companies, industrial firms, energy companies, environment, public safety, health care and even sports. Your Master of Science in Statistics at the University of Houston-Clear Lake offers you a balance of statistical theory and statistical methods and applications. We will provide you with the fundamental tools and conceptual foundations in quantitative reasoning for making advances in the sciences, decisions in industries and development and implementation of government property.

An Advanced Degree in Statistics Will Multiply Your Opportunities

Enhanced statistical analysis impacts informed business and healthcare decisions in greater ways than ever before. If you have a background in mathematics, science, engineering or any major with a related background, this degree could be suitable for you. Earning your Master of Science in Statistics from UHCL will prepare you for a position in the federal government doing data analysis, conducting scientific research for a private company or assisting technology firms with “big data” efforts.
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Admission Requirements

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  • Statistics M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Math or Statistics; Students with an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science or other field will be considered if the preparation includes an adequate number of upper-level credit hours in Math and Statistics. 

Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 21
  • Summer 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 10
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 19

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


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Statistics M.S. Faculty

Kalanka Jayalath
Kalanka Jayalath

Kalanka Jayalath

Assistant Professor of Statistics ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3778
Email: jayalath@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-7

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Yingfu Li
Yingfu Li

Yingfu (Frank) Li

Program Chair of Statistics and Associate Professor of Statistics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3728
Email: li@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-10

Office hours:
TR 12:15 - 2:45pm

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Sadhana Weerasinghe
Sadhana Weerasinghe

Sadhana Weerasinghe

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3734
Email: weerasinghe@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-3

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Yipeng Yang
Yipeng Yang

Yipeng Yang

Assistant Professor of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3737
Email: yangy@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-5

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