Ph.D. On Campus


Kansas State University

36 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students interested in pursuing the Statistics Ph.D. at Kansas State University, are required to first pass a departmental Qualifying Exam. Subsequently, students pursuing the Ph.D. must pass the doctoral preliminary examination (see below) in order to be approved for degree candidacy by the Graduate School. 


Students must enroll in at least one credit hour during any and all semesters in which they are actively engaged in the qualifying examination process.

The Qualifying Exam consists of material from courses covering applied statistics, mathematical statistics and linear models. 


A student with an M.S. in Statistics who starts a Ph.D. in Statistics course work in the department during the spring semester at Kansas State University, must take the exam no later than the January following their first four semesters in the program. Students admitted to pursue the Ph.D. but without the M.S. in Statistics should plan to take the exam no later than the January following their first five semesters in the program.

 Waivers of this requirement may be granted but only in exceptional cases. Further, students who fail to take the exam on schedule may lose funding.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability for Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Inference 
  • Linear Models 
  • Analysis of Messy Data 
  • Statistical Methods for Spatial Data 
  • Resampling Methods  
  • High-Dimensional Data and Statistical Learning 
  • Bayesian Statistical Inference 
  • Advanced Statistical Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All international students admitted to the Graduate School must demonstrate the same level of achievement as U.S. students. That is, they must hold a degree from an established institution comparable to a college or university in the United States, have an outstanding undergraduate record, have the demonstrated ability to do graduate work, and provide evidence of language proficiency sufficient for the pursuit of a graduate degree. Admission may be denied to students from technical schools, which may provide excellent training in special areas, but do not offer degrees equivalent to those of colleges and universities. As a rule, students from abroad are not admitted to nondegree status (that is, as special students). Questions about the qualifications of international students should be directed to the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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