The demand for statisticians is at an all-time high. Statistics and data science are necessary components in all applied sciences, businesses, medicine, and even many everyday tools and tasks. With the huge amounts of data collected in the world every second, statisticians at all levels are needed to help make sense of this data, quantify the uncertainty, develop new tools and methodologies, and analyze their properties.
The Department of Statistics at Michigan has a long and proud history. U-M has long been ranked in the top ten statistics programs in the country, and was #4 in the NRC rankings of 2010. We provide a solid training in fundamentals at both the Master's and Ph.D. levels as well as training in cutting-edge modern methods.
Our Master's students can choose courses from many areas to tailor the program to their intended career and interests and find jobs in a range of industries, including finance, banking, pharmaceuticals, consulting, etc. A few of our Master's graduates also go on to Ph.D. programs, either in statistics or in other fields.
Many of our students gain valuable consulting experience through the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, which provides statistical consulting services to other researchers on campus. All Ph.D. students and some Master's students also gain teaching experience working as Graduate Student Instructors.