Continued Needs

Resources available to students of statistics include the following:

  • Opportunities to gain valuable consulting experience and involvement in applied research under the guidance of professional statisticians through the Statistical Consulting Center, a consulting service that is part of the department and offered to the Pitt community. The center is an excellent source of practical experience for graduate students.
  • Department facilities include computer labs with the latest statistical software, as well as cooperative arrangements with many major scientific organizations within the University. These include the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, Pitt’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the University’s Learning Research and Development Center, and the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health.
  • Attractive financial aid packages, including teaching and research assistantships and Mellon fellowships. All of these include a full-tuition scholarship, stipend, and health benefit package. The University has many support mechanisms for new teaching assistants that help them to develop their teaching skills.
  • Pitt is part of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint venture with Carnegie Mellon University and Westinghouse Electric Company. The PSC teaches researchers how to use high-powered computers while helping private industry access leading-edge technologies. Established in 1986, the PSC is supported by several federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and private businesses.
  • Pitt’s Mathematics and Statistics Library contains more than 18,000 volumes and 225 research journals.
  • PittGrid: A unified computational space for all academic personnel to share in pursuit of research and teaching. More (PPT) >
  • Local jobs and internships
  • Computer resources for graduate students
  • More about Pitt and the city of Pittsburgh