The Department of Statistics invites international students to take a variety of courses in statistics and data science. Students will have a mix of coursework including a core set of courses for 15 credits and a choice of electives.

After their first year as a nondegree visiting student, VISP students have the option to apply to continue their studies in the MS Statistics: Statistics and Data Science graduate degree program. Those intending to apply may be able to take some of the MS Statistics: Statistics and Data Science course requirements as a VISP student. However, admission to the graduate program is a separate admissions process and is not to be considered a guaranteed element of the VISP thematic track program offering. Questions regarding admission to the graduate program should be addressed to

Participants must meet the VISP eligibility criteria for admission into this program. Applicants to this thematic track must also have completed the specific coursework listed on the track’s webpage.

This thematic track admits students at the undergraduate level.

Participants must start in the fall term and stay for an academic year.