Our Academic Programs


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1300 University Avenue
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Diane Grypp
Phone: 608-262-2598
Fax: 608-262-0032
Email: admissions@stat.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
Named Option(s):
Biostatistics (MS/PhD)
Data Science (MS)

About the Statistics Program

Our Department has been a leader in research and training of students for over 50 years. Our M.S. Program trains graduates for careers as statistical consultants with a balanced emphasis on technical and communication skills. The Ph.D. Program provides training for a research career, with many opportunities to collaborate with scientists in other disciplines. Both graduate tracks require a mix of theory and applications, with strong emphasis on acquiring sound computing skills.

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Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.

Program Profile

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

Additional Policy

Students pursuing the general statistics and biostatistics options are considered for department financial support and may seek a dual degree if desired. The M.S.-Data Science option is unique and does not allow students to accept assistantships, or to be concurrently enrolled in another university program or enrolled in courses outside of the MS-DS curriculum - see here for more details.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.