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Graduate Program

The Department of Statistics offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Statistics.  The graduate program is structured around three core course sequences that introduce students to the science of data: theoretical statistics, data analysis, and statistical computing.  This balance reflects the scale and complexity of problems that statisticians are now routinely called to address. As with the undergraduate program, the interest of faculty members in various application areas weaves itself throughout the graduate offerings.

Courses and workshops for secondary school teachers of statistics are also offered in order to promote sound statistics pedagogy throughout the curriculum.

Below is more information about the program:


Information about the the admission process, international admission, financial support as well as information about the Masters degree and Doctoral degree.

M.S. Program
Master of Applied Statistics Program
Ph.D Program
Graduate Minor

Information about admission requirements, financial support, and degree requirements for graduate minors in Statistics.

Incoming Students

Information on registering in courses, housing, health insurance, e-mail accounts, parking/transportation, and funding/assistantship can be found here. Also information for international students.

Information about qualifying exams, publications, forms, fees and requirements for Masters and Ph.D. students.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently asked questions are answered here.  You’ll find the answers to such questions as: "How do I apply to the program?" and "What sort of jobs do your students normally get after graduating?".