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.

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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.


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What's Happening in Statistics?

Fall 2020 Graduation

Bucky Badger

Soaring Statistics

Growing department raises Wisconsin’s profile in the data and information sector.​

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Congratulations to Juliana Brandt

Junior Statistics Major, won Most Involved in the 2020 Bucky Awards

TA Awards Video

Congratulations to this year’s TA Award recipients

Department of Statistics TA Awards