Ph.D. in Statistics
The primary purpose of the Ph.D. in Statistics Program is to prepare statisticians for professional roles in research and applications of statistics, operations research, or biostatistics. This activity may take place in academic, business, or government settings. The distinguishing characteristic of the Ph.D. program is its research dissertation. Consequently, a student entering the post-master's part of the program (i.e., becoming a doctoral student) must expect to embark upon a more intense phase of preparation in the theory, methods and applications of statistics. In short, the doctoral program is designed for able students who are willing to take undertake a program of advanced study and research. Possible areas of specialization include most areas of statistical theory, biostatistics, and operations research.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education