Graduate Education

The UConn Department of Statistics trains graduate students at all levels to become the experts of tomorrow.

Our Programs

We offer a Ph.D. program and several master’s degree programs for students interested in statistics, biostatistics, and data science.

Through coursework and research experiences, students in these programs gain advanced training in mathematical theory and statistical applications. They also join an engaged community of learners committed to service at the University and in our professional field.

Graduates of our programs work in diverse industries, including academia, research, government, health care, pharmaceuticals, information technology, insurance, banking, and manufacturing.

Ph.D. in Statistics

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Statistics offers rigorous training in the theory, methodology, computation, and application of statistics. You’ll work closely with faculty on advanced research topics and engage with an active scholarly community. You’ll also gain diverse skills that prepare you to collaborate and innovate in a wide variety of careers.

For students interested in: quantitative and analytic careers in industry or government, or research and teaching careers in academia.

Master of Science in Biostatistics

The Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics provides advanced training in mathematical and applied statistics, combined with specialized coursework and training for health-related fields. You’ll gain skills that will prepare you for a career in pharmaceutical science, genomics, biomedical research, public health and health policy, and more.

For students interested in: quantitative, analytic, or data science careers, or graduate study leading to a Ph.D., with a focus in biomedical and health fields.

Master of Science in Statistics

The Master of Science (MS) in Statistics provides advanced training in mathematical and applied statistics, and specialized coursework and computational training in a number of areas of emphasis.

For students interested in: quantitative, analytic, or data science careers in industry or government, or in graduate study leading to a Ph.D.

Jointly Offered Programs

Master of Science in Data Science

The Masters of Data Science is an interdisciplinary, professional graduate program designed to give you the skills you need for a career as a professional data scientist. Students take classes across several UConn schools and Colleges, including the Department of Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They can also choose to focus in one of several industry-aligned concentrations, including advanced data analysis, biostatistics, and dependent data analysis.

For students interested in:
taking their careers to the next level and gaining marketable skills and experience in data science.

Math Alliance

The UConn Department of Statistics is a proud silver member of the Math Alliance since 2017. Its goal is to make sure every underrepresented or underserved American student with the talent and the ambition has the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical or statistical science.

Prospective UConn graduate students can take advantage of the Math Alliance's professional development and mentoring programs. In addition, applicants affiliated with the Alliance can waive their application fee to the UConn Graduate School.

Learn from the Best

Our core faculty comprises more than 20 professors whose teaching and research interests span virtually all major statistical specializations. UConn statistics graduate students work closely with these professors in their classes and through research and mentorship experiences.

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More About Our Graduate Program

Financial Aid

Most students admitted into the Ph.D. program receive a graduate assistantship for research or teaching. The assistantship includes a tuition waiver, a stipend, and a range of other benefits. Students can also apply for other fellowships and awards through the Department of Statistics or the Graduate School. Learn more about graduate funding and financial aid.

Careers and Outcomes

Graduates of our programs go on to exciting careers in academia, industry, and beyond. The Department and the University offer professional development resources that are specially tailored to help graduate students find professional opportunities and land top jobs after they graduate. Learn more about graduate outcomes and career resources.