The PhD in statistics from OSU is a 4-year program in mathematical and applied statistics
that will prepare graduates for leadership roles in industry, government, and academia.
Our small, cohesive department boasts internationally recognized research programs and
provides students with opportunities to work with faculty as teaching and research
The core statistical theory courses in this 4-year program will provide you with the
fundamental knowledge necessary to develop novel statistical methods for the analysis
of new, complex data. Applied courses in analytics and experimental data analysis
will help you become an expert interdisciplinary researcher and collaborator.
FUNDyour degree with assistantships
In addition to teaching and research assistantships, the department also offers
fellowships and financial awards for outstanding applicants and current students.
Research and Faculty
The Department of Statistics is a small, cohesive department with internationally
recognized research programs in high-dimensional data analysis, multiple comparisons,
design of experiments, biostatistics, bioinformatics, genetic statistics, Bayesian
statistics and many more. Our graduates are well employed in academics and industry.
Transcripts (including courses in calculus of several variables and linear algebra)
Two letters of recommendation
GRE required with no minimum score
TOEFL scores required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers
Cost & Assistance
Teaching and research assistantships are available for both MS and PhD statistics
students. Through the generosity of the Gaute Vik Family, the department is able to
offer outstanding applicants additional fellowships. Financial awards for outstanding
current students are also available.