MS and PhD Programs in Statistics

The MS program in Statistics provides advanced training for students intending to pursue careers as professional statisticians and for students who wish to strengthen their preparation for PhD studies in Statistics or another quantitative field. The PhD in Statistics prepares students professional leadership in statistical research, teaching and collaboration as faculty at colleges and universities and as researchers at government institutions or in the private sector. For further information and degree requirements please see the links below.


Graduate Program Contact Information

  • PhD Program Director: Xiaofeng Shao
  • MS Program Director: Jeff Douglas
  • MS Academic Advisor: David Dalpiaz
  • Professional Development Advisor: Darren Glosemeyer
  • Graduate Office Contact: Aaron Thompson
  • Graduate Office: 101 Illini Hall, M-F 8:30-11:45 am & 1:00-4:45 pm