George Mason University
The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering
Statistical Science (Ph.D)
Office of Graduate Admissions
Fairfax, VA 22030
Statistical Science, Biostatistics Federal Statistics Signal Processing, Statistical Science
The terminal degree “Ph.D. in Statistical Science” represents the highest academic attainment for a statistician, and as such, requires in-depth knowledge of modern statistical theory and practice and an ability to conduct cutting-edge independent research in statistics. The degree program is a hybrid of mathematical theory, computation, and data analysis, and students are expected to be proficient in all three. Research areas of key departmental faculty in the program include statistical signal processing, biostatistics, statistical genetics, statistical graphics, data exploration, computational statistics, and biometric identification. The Department has had a history of producing top quality Ph.D. students from the former Information Technology program; many of them are employed in academia, the federal government, and technology firms. Ph.D.-level statisticians have 0% unemployment, and have a large range of high-end employment opportunities.
Accreditation:Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
International Student Requirements:Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated (Course-by-Course preferred) by a member of the NACES Membership. Transcript evaluations typically carry a fee of $60-100 USD. Evaluations can be also be done by George Mason University, at no extra cost to the applicant; however, this typically adds 6-8 weeks to the application processing time. Please review George Mason University’s Policy on International Transcript Submission.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749
Locale: Large Suburb
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