The UW-Madison Department of Statistics is a highly ranked program dedicated to research and teaching. The Department has faculty with a broad diversity of research interests in theoretical, methodological, and applied areas of statistics and data science. The Department has vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for opportunities at leading companies and universities.

Prospective Students

The Undergraduate degree program in statistics includes course work in statistics, mathematics, and computing as part of a BA or BS degree that prepares students in many ways of knowing about the world including thinking statistically to infer meaning from data.

The department offers multiple graduate programs.

The PhD program includes foundational coursework followed by original research directed by a faculty advisor leading to a dissertation.

The MS program in statistics prepares students to work as statistical consultants and emphasizes collaboration and communication with non-statisticians.

The MSDS program is a masters program in data science that merges coursework in statistics and computation to train students to extract knowledge from data.

The Biometry masters program is primarily aimed at students enrolled in a PhD program in a biological science at UW-Madison that seek to add a degree in statistics to their study.


What's Happening in Statistics?

Congratulations to Ruoyi Cai and Jay Wang

Ruoyi Cai and Jay Wang, statistics majors, won a University Book Store Academic Excellence Award.

Rui Chen won the 2019 JSM Biometrics Section student award

Rui Chen won the 2019 JSM Biometrics Section student award.
Rui's winning title is 'Tailored Optimal Post-Treatment Surveillance for Cancer Recurrence.'

Student papers win awards at JSM

Xiaowu Dai, Hyebin Song, Muxuan Liang, Ting Ye, and Ye Zheng all won awards at JSM for their student papers. Congratulations!