Degree Types: PhD

The Doctoral Program in Statistics provides students with comprehensive training in statistical theory, methodology, and the application of statistical methods to problems in a wide range of fields.

Faculty have specialties in diverse areas including experimental design, linear models, sample surveys, statistical theory, computational Bayesian inference, bioinformatics and computational biology, and analysis of qualitative data. They have interest and broad experience in the application of statistics to the biomedical sciences, social sciences, law, and public policy.

Students can tailor the program to meet academic interests and career goals, and cross-disciplinary work is encouraged. The program prepares students for careers as university teachers and researchers and as research statisticians in industry, government, and the non-profit sector.

A MS degree is available for current Northwestern PhD students from other disciplines.

See Statistics Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

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