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Doctorate in Statistics 

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 assistants. 


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

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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
  • Resume/CV

Test Scores:

  • 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.



Assistantships and Scholarships

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