Statistics and Operations Research

Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD STOR Fall December 14, 2021
Master’s MS STOR Fall* December 14, 2021
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 14, 2021 (Recommended)
Academic Program Aid/Financial Assistance December 14, 2021 (with financial support)
Director of Graduate Admissions Ph.D. Program: Nilay Argon (
MS Program: Shu Lu (
Graduate Coordinator Christine Keat (
Address Department of Statistics & Operations Research
CB# 3260, 321 Hanes Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-2307
Test Requirements
PhD – GRE not required
MS -GRE (general) score within last 5 years
Letters of Recommendation 3 – (from professors of relevant courses)
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Completed financial certificate
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements

A Brief Statement of Purpose

When applying to the Ph.D. program, you will be able to rank your preferences from among Machine Learning, Optimization, Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Systems.

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with department is Spring admission considered.