Graduate Programs in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides a number of programs for graduate level training in probability, statistical theory, and the practice of statistics and data science.

The Master of Science in Statistical Practice (MSSP) is designed for students who want to acquire fundamental training in statistics and how it is applied in fields like economics, education, law, management, science, and social science, to real-world problems. It is suitable for students with backgrounds in fields like biology, bioinformatics, economics, management, neuroscience, psychology, and various areas of engineering.

The Master of Arts Program in statistics provides advanced preparation in both the fundamental theory and the practice of statistics. This program prepares students for a position in the fields of education or industry, or for further graduate study leading to a PhD.  To enter, students need a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related discipline.

The Ph.D. Program in statistics prepares students for a career pursuing research in either academia or industry.  The program provides rigorous classroom training in the theory, methodology, and application of statistics, and provides the opportunity to work with faculty on advanced research topics over a wide range of theory and application areas. To enter, students need a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related discipline.