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Graduate Students

Welcome to our Graduate Program

Grad Students having Office Hours in their connect space
Grad Students holding office hours in their Graduate connect space.

The Statistics Department offers programs of advanced coursework and individual research leading to the MS and the PhD degrees. We offer several means for earning a Master of Science (MS) degree in statistics, as well as a rigorous program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Each program emphasizes BOTH theory AND applications, because a good statistician must have training in both. Our MS program emphasizes data collection & analysis, an understanding of the underlying theory, and how one modifies this theory for real-world applications. The real world is a dirty place, and it will not take you long before you find yourself with a set of data that requires some creative insight – grounded in theory!! – for effective analysis.

Program Information and Resources

Prospective Graduate Students

  • View departmental and Graduate School admissions requirements

Graduate Degree Programs

  • View departmental and Graduate School admissions requirements and detailed information about our graduate degrees including the MS and PhD degrees

Financial Assistance

  • Learn more about financial assistance for Graduate Students

MAGNet Program

  • An opportunity for admitted domestic Master's students to gain industry experience and financial support from State Farm

PhD Alumni and Job Placements

  • Dissertation topics, and job placements of our PhD alumni


  • Get involved! Learn more about STAT Club and how to join

Graduate Courses & Schedules

  • List of official Statistics graduate courses and current semester's schedule 

Graduate Handbook

  • A comprehensive guide to graduate student life within the Department of Statistics


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