Masters Option for PhD Students

Master of Science in Statistics Non-Terminal Degree Program for Northwestern PhD Students

Although we do not have a terminal MS (Master of Science) program, students admitted to Northwestern PhD programs can obtain an optional MS degree en route to their PhD. This MS degree program in statistics is primarily intended for doctoral students in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or the School of Education and Social Policy that wish to establish qualifications in statistics and quantitative research methodology. This 9 course MS degree program is intended to be pursued as students complete the requirements of their PhD programs.  Ordinarily the courses used for this MS degree will not count towards the number of courses required for the PhD.  Students may complete the MS degree prior to or at the same time as the PhD.  Students are expected to submit their application for the MS in Statistics program prior to starting courses in the Statistics Department.

Please note this MS program is only available to Northwestern graduate students enrolled in a PhD program.

Read more about the MS program requirements