Statistics programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many schools provide research opportunities in the field. The four universities featured here received high rankings from U.S. News & World Report for the quality of their graduate statistics programs in the publication's most recent survey from 2014. One of the best is Stanford University, which has been offering a statistics program for about 90 years.
Stanford University in Stanford, CA
Stanford University was ranked first for its graduate statistics program on the U.S. News & World Report list from 2014. The Department of Statistics offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics. Unique to the university is the multi-disciplinary Vertical Integration of Research and Education program that offers fellowships and positions for graduate and postdoctoral students, as well as research opportunities for undergraduates.
University of California - Berkeley
The University of California - Berkeley was ranked #1 among all public schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. As of 2014, the school also ranked second among graduate statistics programs according to U.S. News and World Report. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics, as well as two main active areas of research, including theoretical statistics, and probability.
University of Washington in Seattle, WA
The University of Washington was ranked third for its graduate statistics program according to U.S. News & World Report in 2014. Unique to the department are its five interdisciplinary divisions. These include statistics and the social sciences, statistical genetics, quantitative ecology and resource management, studies in demography and ecology, and biostatistics. Individual programs culminate in an undergraduate or graduate degree. Specialized courses of study include computational finance and statistical genetics.
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Madison was tied for #12 on the U.S. News and World Report list of the best graduate statistics programs in 2014. The department of statistics at the University of Wisconsin offers an undergraduate major in statistics, which provides core education in the subject. At the graduate level, students can earn a Ph.D. or an M.S. in Statistics. Concentration options include biostatistics and data science. For graduate students outside the department, a minor in statistics is available. Interested students may also pursue an M.S. in the related field of biometry.
More Top Statistics Schools
These schools also offer great statistics programs:
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Offers a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Operations Research||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Harvard University||Faculty member Donald B. Rubin was elected to the National Academy of Sciences||Cambridge, MA|
|Johns Hopkins University||Offers a joint statistics program with the Department of Sociology||Baltimore, MD|
|University of Chicago||Vital and influential statistics texts have been written by the program's faculty members||Chicago, IL|
|Duke University||Statistics students have access to the Statistical Education Center||Durham, NC|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Offers seven interdisciplinary programs in statistics||Pittsburgh, PA|
Statistics programs are available at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Specialization options are available at some institutions.