Statistics and Analytics

Program Overview

Statistics remains one of the fastest-growing STEM disciplines and offers a wealth of career opportunities. Earn a doctorate in statistics and analytics to gain the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to pursue both academic and industry-related careers in this exciting and vibrant discipline.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 4-7 years
Credit Hours: 75

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

By earning a doctorate in statistics and analytics at CMU, you'll be prepared for the many exciting career opportunities. Careers related to statistics are projected to grow much faster than average at 31 percent from 2021 to 2031according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a doctoral student, you'll acquire comprehensive training in the areas of statistical theory, data analytics, computing, statistical methodologies, and more for both academic and industry-related careers.

You'll learn from accomplished faculty in courses on mathematical statistics, linear models, multivariate analysis, statistical data management and simulation, and more. After your coursework and passing two qualifying exams, you'll pursue fascinating research questions of your choice for your dissertation under the guidance of a committed and passionate faculty advisor.

You'll also enjoy unique internship opportunities in both academic and non-academic environments. You can take a teaching internship if you intend to pursue academic positions to hone critical pedagogical skills to help you stand out in the job market. Or you can take a non-teaching industrial internship, where you'll gain sought-after industry experience to pursue research-related positions outside of academia.

Lastly, you can gain teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant, teaching undergraduate statistics or mathematics courses. GTAs receive substantial teaching preparation along with a tuition waiver and stipend. You'll be eligible to receive funding as a doctorate student for up to six years.

Program Highlights

As a doctoral student in statistics and analytics at CMU, you will:

  • Gain critical, hands-on experience through a teaching or industry-related internship.
  • Earn an advanced degree in an area of study with one of the highest growth rates among all STEM disciplines, opening the door to a wealth of career opportunities.
  • Be eligible for a stipend and tuition waiver through a graduate teaching or research assistantship.
  • Have access to CMU's Statistical Consulting Center, offering statistical support and training for all phases of the dissertation research process.

Careers & Outcomes

A doctorate in statistics and analytics will prepare you for academic and industry-related careers in statistics and other STEM-related fields.

Career Projected Salary
Statistician $95,570
Postsecondary Teacher $79,640
Data Scientist $100,910
Research Scientist $74,342
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