About Us

If you are considering applying to our Mathematical Statistics (STAT) graduate program, here are some links you may want to read.  Lots of additional information is available from the STAT graduate program home page. If you are interested in Biostatistics or Bioinformatics, see the STAT-BB page.  For more information, you may contact us at  .

Look  here  for an introduction to all graduate programs administered in the Mathematics Department. If you are interested in the interdisciplinary program in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation,  please visit the AMSC website.  The official graduate catalog descriptions of our three programs, including a list of faculty and admission requirements and deadlines, are given in sites for the three programs MATH, AMSC, and STAT.

About Financial Aid

A large fraction of our students receive some form of financial aid, through fellowships, Teaching Assistantships, and Research Assistantships. The University also posts available graduate assistant positions,  but most of our student support is administered by the mathematics department. Competition for this support is strong and we are able to fund only the best applicants. Students applying only for a master's degree will not qualify for financial aid and will have lower priority for admission.  For information about financial aid administered by the Mathematics Department, send e-mail to   with your questions or requests. Some financial aid administered through the department comes from Federal grants and is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. 

Note:Foreign applicants whose native language is not English are required to take theTOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Usually, students with TOEFL scores below 105 are not admitted. See here for the University's English proficiency requirement.  All applicants who are offered a Teaching Assistantship are expected to have demonstrated fluency in English. Anyone who was offered a Teaching Assistantship, but was not schooled in an English-speaking country, must pass the International Teaching Assistants Evaluation  before they are eligible to teach.

How to Apply - University of Maryland's Graduate Application Process

The University of Maryland's Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons  application system.Before completing the application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements  site for specific instructions and additional requirements (select your program of interest).

As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:

  • Graduate application
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • TOEFL/IELTS (International students only - required even if eligible for waiver)
  • Program/Department supporting documents (as applicable)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies
  • Please check the   Admissions Requirements  site for additional requirements

The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree puposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean. To ensure the integrity of the application process, the University of Maryland authenticates submitted materials through TurnItIn for Admissions.

Information for International Graduate Students

The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services  (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.

The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance. Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents.

Please see the Graduate Admissions Process  for International applicants for more information.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application's helpdesk for any technical issues. For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.

Deadlines for the STAT Program

Applications for the STAT Ph.D. program are only processed once a year for admission for the fall semester. Applications for the STAT M.A. program are encouraged for the fall semester. A limited amount of M.A. applications may be considered for the spring semester. Please contact the department prior to applying. 

JANUARY 14 Domestic and International applicants 
SEPTEMBER 28 Spring International (no support), please contact department prior to applying
DECEMBER 14 Spring Domestic (no support), please contact department prior to applying