Statistics—MS, PhD

Work with real data. Clean data, deal with missing data values, and appreciate the complexities of handling real-world data. With an advanced degree in statistics or applied statistics, you’ll be prepared to analyze society’s increasing volume of data in business, engineering, healthcare, and other fields. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

The master's or doctorate in statistics program explores a broad background in statistical theory and methods, statistical genetics, predictive modeling, computational methods, and time series analysis. Learn from esteemed faculty who use advanced statistics to discover the genetic basis of complex diseases, study economic data, and manage risk.

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS, PhD

Statistics Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the statistics program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Statistics is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about statistics at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:


Graduate Director

Yang Yang

Graduate Assistant

Shanna Reynolds


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your statistics MS or PhD. Sample areas include:

  • Statistics

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work in teams with your peers and faculty, using state-of-the-art software to solve authentic problems with real data. Approximately 30 faculty members in the Department of Mathematical Sciences conduct research on the best mathematical and statistical approaches to problems in a variety of areas. Both master’s and doctoral students contribute to faculty-led research projects while taking advanced coursework in statistics.

Where You'll Work

Recent graduates have landed positions in national laboratories, academia, and private industries and rms. A few of the jobs taken by recent students earning a master’s or PhD degree include: data scientist at Monsanto; statistical programmer/analyst at Mayo Clinic; biostatistician at Marsh Field Clinic Research Foundation; assistant professor at Tulane University; and postdoctoral associates at University of Michigan and Yale University.

Faculty Spotlight

Yeonwoo Rho

Yeonwoo Rho
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

"Statistics is the science of data-driven decision making. Are you ready to learn the language of data?"

Statistical methods are often based on the assumption that observations are independent; when data is collected over time, one needs to change the game plan. My research focuses on developing statistical and probabilistic tools that accurately extract useful information out of time-dependent data.

Program Faculty