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Prospective Students

Our department offers three undergraduate programs. Our two undergraduate majors are the Statistics Major and Data Science Major. We also offer a Data Science certificate if students would like to pair it with their undergraduate major.

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 is our newest graduate program.

Our MS Statistics program includes four options students can choose from. This includes the Statistics option, Biostatistics option, Statistics & Data Science option (MSDS), and Applied Statistics option (MSAS).

What’s Happening In Statistics

Nicolás García Trillos, Assistant Professor has been awarded a 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). The award will be used to investigate mathematical foundations on how to enforce robustness of machine learning models.

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UW’s 5 hottest majors: Student demand, workforce trends drive enrollment gains.

Higher education is constantly evolving to reflect the changing interests of students and specialized needs of employers. At UW–Madison, the majors with the greatest enrollment growth are a good barometer of the university’s responsiveness to these trends.

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Qianyun (Lexi) Luo and Hawra Aljawad reached the final stage of competition this year for the Rhodes Scholarship

Madison seniors Qianyun (Lexi) Luo and Hawra AljawadLuo, majoring in biochemistry and statistics, was one of 203 American student finalists for the coveted Rhodes Scholarhips. Aljawad, a chemical engineering and biochemistry major, was a finalist in her native Saudi Arabia.

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Fortune Magazine Recognizes UW Madison data science master’s degree program

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is launching a master’s degree program in data science to meet the growing demand among students for more data science offerings.

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