Our department offers four undergraduate programs.
- Our two undergraduate majors are the Statistics Major and the Data Science Major.
- We also offer a Statistics Certificate and a Data Science Certificate if students would like to pair one with their undergraduate major(s).
Prospective graduate students can pursue any of our five graduate programs.
Our PhD Statistics programs include two options students can choose from. They can select either the Statistics PhD, Statistics option or the Statistics PhD, Biostatistics option.
MS Data Science, our newest graduate program, is a joint professional program between the Statistics and Computer Sciences Departments.
What’s Happening In Statistics
Statistics spotlight: Susan Glenn, PhD student
Learn how Susan Glenn, PhD student in the Department of Statistics, harnesses data to address interdisciplinary problems.
Seeking Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor in Statistics
The highly-ranked Department of Statistics is seeking qualified candidates for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions.
Department of Statistics welcomes 4 new faculty members
This fall, the Department of Statistics is thrilled to welcome four outstanding new members to its growing faculty, including one tenured professor and three assistant professors. Research interests among the new faculty are diverse, reflecting the broad range of interdisciplinary applications of statistical methods.
Michael Newton and Statistics graduate student take top honors from WARF
The 2022 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Innovation Award has been given to two teams in the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the winning teams includes Michael Newton, chair of biostatistics and medical informatics and statistics graduate student Zihao Zheng.
Assistant Professor Nicolás García Trillos recognized with CAREER award
Nicolás García Trillos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at UW-Madison, has been awarded a CAREER award–the most prestigious early-career award given by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Fortune recognizes Data Science master’s program
Fortune has recognized UW–Madison’s launch of a master’s degree program in data science, which will help meet the growing demand among students for more data science offerings and growing demand across sectors for data-driven professionals.