Mathematics & Statistics


The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers a unique masters degree in mathematics and statistics.

The goal of this program is to prepare individuals for professional careers in areas that make use of mathematical and statistical techniques. Special emphasis will be given to those areas that blend mathematical analysis with statistics or probability. Some typical areas are stochastic processes, financial mathematics, computational sciences, biostatistics and data mining.

Individuals who complete the program will be able to pursue careers, especially in the Washington, D.C. area, in fields such as defense, financial planning and homeland security. The program is appropriate both for students who have recently completed degrees with significant mathematical or statistical emphasis and for mid-career professionals who seek professional advancement or a shift in career track.

The program is also accessible to anyone who holds an undergraduate degree with the equivalent of a mathematics minor (typically one year of mathematics beyond calculus). It offers the only professional degree on the eastern seaboard with close integration of mathematics and statistics and broad training.

Another unique feature of the program is the use of industrial internships and other practical experiences. These will be arranged through Washington, D.C.-area industries, government agencies and laboratories, as well as other client departments at Georgetown University.

The program also accommodates the needs of part-time students who live or work off campus. Classes meet once per week, typically in the late afternoon or early evening, and many employers offer tuition benefits to employees enrolled in a degree program. In addition, tuition payments may be tax-deductible.

Degrees Offered

  • M.S.
  • A.B./M.S. or B.S./M.S. (Accelerated five-year program for Georgetown undergraduates)

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020

October 1, 2019

Fall 2020

March 1, 2020  International applicants

April 1, 2020  U.S. applicants

(International students are strongly encouraged to apply by March 1, or even earlier, because of the additional time required to arrange for immigration papers for admitted students. For international students who apply after March 1 we will try to evaluate applications in a timely way but cannot guarantee that we can complete reviews quickly enough to make admission offers by the middle of April.)

Application Requirements

Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions How to Apply page.


Please be sure to review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit our How to Apply (new window) page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (please see below)

Admission requirements include three letters of recommendation, an academic statement of purpose, standardized tests (see below) and an application fee.


Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are not required for admission to this program, however, scores can be sent as supplemental information for review if the GRE has been taken by the student. Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at:


All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English). All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.

TOEFL: A minimum score of 100 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  TOEFL information:

IELTS: A minimum score of 7.5 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information:

Degree Requirements

  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. There is no thesis requirement, and there are no qualifying or comprehensive exams.
  • Each student must take four required courses and five elective courses in mathematics and statistics and is expected to take one non-math elective that will expose them to issues and methods in that area.