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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.

As part of your degree, you can choose from two specializations:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Big Data Analytics


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Admission Requirements

Take your education to new heights in University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Learn the next steps to being admitted now.



  • Statistics M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application

    A standard university application is required.

  • Requirements
    • A 4-year bachelor's degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • GRE with a minimum Quantitative score of 152.
      • Note: The GRE requirement will be waived for applicants that have satisfy either of the following:
        • A GPA of at least 3.3 in foundation courses: MATH 2318, MATH 2413, and MATH 2414, or
        • A GPA of at least 3.0 in foundation courses: MATH 2318, MATH 2413, and MATH 2414) and (a GPA of at least 3.5 in STAT 4344 and STAT 4345.
    • Additional Comment - Holding an undergraduate degree in mathematics, engineering, computing, or sciences would be an advantage. However, any college graduate can be successful in this program if they have completed a course in Linear Algebra and the undergraduate calculus sequence. Prospective students that have not taken these courses should talk to academic advisors about how to enroll in those courses with post-baccalaureate status.


Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL 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. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Statistics M.S. Faculty

Raj Chhikara
Raj Chhikara

Raj Chhikara

Professor Emeritus,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3726
Email: chhikara@uhcl.edu
Office: TDA-33

Raj Chhikara Faculty Bio

Kalanka Jayalath
Kalanka Jayalath

Kalanka Jayalath

Program Chair and Associate Professor of Statistics ,
Science and Engineering

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

Kalanka Jayalath Faculty Bio

Yingfu Li
Yingfu Li

Yingfu (Frank) Li

Associate Professor of Statistics,
Science and Engineering

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

Yingfu (Frank) Li Faculty Bio

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

Sadhana Weerasinghe Faculty Bio

Yipeng Yang
Yipeng Yang

Yipeng Yang

Program Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

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

Yipeng Yang Faculty Bio