5th Year at Rice

With proper planning and coordination of your undergraduate major(s) and senior year courses, undergraduates at Rice University can earn a Professional Master's degree in Statistics one extra year of study.

The fifth-year Master in Statistics (MStat) a non-thesis degree program that involves a fifth year of specialized study that is integrated with the four undergraduate years leading to either the BA or the BS degree in the same or related areas of interest.

This graduate program is open to students who have shown academic excellence in their undergraduate studies — especially students who major in statistics, other engineering, mathematics, mathematical economics, or other majors with appropriate statistics interest and coursework, are candidates for this degree.


Application deadlines:

  • Fall admission: February 15
  • Spring admission: November 15

Note: Check with the Department Coordinator for application system access code.

With faculty approval, students can start taking required core courses for the MStat during their senior year at Rice. With the applicable track director and the MStat program director, a plan of graduate study will be developed and approved based on the student's particular focus area.