University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

MS in Statistics


The Statistics Program offers biostatistics, statistics, and probability courses for the entire University community along with traditional degree programs and individually designed degree programs emphasizing statistics applied to other fields. The degree programs are designed primarily for students who plan careers in business, actuarial science, industry, and government or advanced training in disciplines that make extensive use of statistical principles and methods. The Program faculty is deeply involved in consulting and collaborative research in a wide variety of fields, including industry, agriculture and in the basic and clinical medical sciences. These research activities along with the research of other quantitative UVM faculty offer students unique opportunities to apply their classroom training to "real world" problems. Qualified students with the goal of learning statistics to use in a specialized area of application are especially encouraged to take advantage of these cooperative arrangements.

Program faculty have active statistics research efforts in areas such as bioinformatics, sequential analysis, three stage sampling, time series analysis, survival data analysis, discriminant analysis, bootstrap methods, categorical data analysis, measurement error models, and experimental design. Students seeking the traditional graduate degree in statistics (along with course work in mathematics and computer science, if desired) have excellent opportunities to participate in the faculty's research. The Statistics Program has established an internship affiliation with the Vermont Department of Health. The internship program provides an excellent opportunity to interact with researchers from various disciplines on a variety projects.

Undergraduates at the University of Vermont are encouraged to consider the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP). Please contact Jeff Buzas, our Statistics Program Director, for further information about this opportunity.

Full-time graduate students in Statistics and Biostatistics at UVM typically take two years to complete their M.S. degree.

Additional Information

Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements

Financial Support

Internship Program with the Vermont Department of Health