Graduate Programs

The Department of Statistics is in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1997, we're a young and dynamic department. Our degree programs lead to the Master of Arts or Master of Science in either Statistics or Applied Statistics and the Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics. These degrees may be pursued on a full- or part-time basis.

The department also provides courses for students engaged in graduate studies in other disciplines that require statistics and for individuals requiring specialized statistical skills in the workplace. We also provide instruction in statistics for 3,000 undergraduate students each year.

Our graduate program currently has more than 45 students. A number of doctoral candidates are sponsored by research or teaching assistantships or Mellon fellowships. All of them include full-tuition scholarships, a stipend and health insurance.

The department is composed of the following.

  • 11 faculty, many with joint appointments in other disciplines
  • 40 graduate students
  • 20 undergraduate majors
  • 3,000 students per year taking classes