PhD in Mathematics - Statistics

Application Procedure and Deadline, Admission Requirements, Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy program with concentration in statistics prepares students for careers in industry, research institutions, and universities. The students initially undergo a sound training in theory and applied statistics, followed by advanced courses and dissertation research. Statistics faculty in the department work in diverse areas of research topics, and are also actively involved in interdisciplinary research collaboration. This provides our PhD students a wide array of research topics to choose from for their PhD dissertation.

All PhD students have the opportunity to work as paid interns in the nearby industries and research institutions, such as Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Proctor & Gamble, and Medpace, after they finish a set of core applied statistics courses.  The internships are coordinated by the Department, and the Department is consistently successful in placing most of our students with an internship of student’s interest. The internship offers the students experience in applying statistical methods they learn to real-world problems under the mentorship of experienced statisticians and researchers, while they pursue their PhD degree. Students also have the opportunity to choose a PhD dissertation research topic related to their internship work.  

The multifaceted training of our students, through course work, research, and the wide range of interdisciplinary experience through internship, sets our PhD program apart from other PhD programs in statistics. Our past students have had an extremely high success rate of employment in industries, research institutions, and universities, after graduation.

Internships
All PhD students have the opportunity to work as paid interns in the nearby industries and research institutions, such as Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Proctor & Gamble, and Medpace, after they finish a set of core applied statistics courses.  The internships are coordinated by the Department, and the Department is consistently successful in placing most of our students with an internship of student’s interest. The internship offers the students experience in applying statistical methods they learn to real-world problems under the mentorship of experienced statisticians and researchers, while they pursue their PhD degree. Students also have the opportunity to choose a PhD dissertation research topic related to their internship work.  

Application Procedure and Deadline
To submit an electronic application for the PhD in Mathematics (Statistics), please visit our Online Graduate School Application and complete the form. The application deadline is February 1st for Decision Round 1 and April 1st for Decision Round 2.

Financial Aid: Students who do not have government or other external sponsorship are generally offered a Graduate Assistantship (GA) with a University Graduate Scholarship (UGS) which cover most of the students' tuition and fees. The GA and UGS are renewable for up to six years for students entering with a bachelor's degree and up to five years for students entering with a master's degree. A variety of fellowships and research grants are also available. Applicants who do not need financial support should make this clear on their application since the competition for GAs is more intense than that for admission only. Applicants wishing to be considered for financial aid should complete their applications by the February 1st deadline.

Contact
For further information, please contact Allison Disanto:
Email: disantae@mail.uc.edu
Phone: (513) 556-4053
Fax: (513) 556-3417