About the Division

The Division of Statistics and Data Science within the Department of Mathematical Sciences was established in August 2018 to foster and strengthen the statistics program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Division has nine full time faculty and two affiliate faculty whose focus is on research, teaching, and mentoring students. Statistics courses are taught by the faculty in the Division with help from faculty in the Department.  Statistics faculty are actively involved in research focusing on diverse areas representing current research trends, with interest in the development of novel statistical methodologies and their applications. They are also active in interdisciplinary research and collaboration, and have keen interest in further strengthening this collaboration with researchers in the local area institutions. 

Currently, the Division of Statistics and Data Science offers a BA/BS degree in Statistics-Actuary Science as part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences’ Mathematics Major, an MS Degree in Statistics, and a PhD Degree in Mathematical Sciences with Concentration in Statistics.  Our graduate program in statistics has a long history with a large number of alumni spread across the country in successful careers in statistics in industries and academia.  The Cincinnati area is also unique for opportunities in statistics having several institutions with strong interest in statistics applications and research.  We have a successful internship program which offers our statistics graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to work part time in local institutions, including especially Cincinnati Children Hospital and Medical Center and Proctor & Gamble Co. Several of our students gain valuable experience from this opportunity by working on statistical data analysis and research in a professional work environment.

The Division is in the process of further strengthening its statistics program by developing a stand-alone BA/BS degree in Statistics and a PhD Degree in Statistics, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Statistical Analytics. We expect these to be offered in one or two years. Please revisit the Division’s website for updates on these and other developments.