The Ph.D. Program in Statistics and Data Science at the University of Nevada Reno is offered by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics (DMS). The Department is home of a dynamic group of over 20 graduate faculty with diverse interests and expertise in Probability and Statistics as well as Pure and Applied Mathematics.

Faculty of the DMS are engaged in cutting edge interdisciplinary research and collaborate with other researchers both locally and at multiple institutions throughout the US and internationally. Graduate students have the opportunity to be part of these exciting activities. UNR and the Reno business community provide ample opportunities for internships, research collaborations, and consulting.

Teaching and research assistantships — as well as department and university-wide scholarships — are often available for qualified students. A limited number of competitive stipends that include tuition waiver and a subsidized medical plan are available for students in good academic standing. Students will also have opportunities to apply for external funding and to participate in grant writing workshops to improve the effectiveness of their application materials.

Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the Great Basin, the University is 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the NapaSonoma wine country. Reno offers an excellent living environment, short commutes, a growing arts community, and an increasingly cosmopolitan flavor. Join us!

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Contact information

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nevada Reno 
1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557
Website: Math
Phone: (775) 784-6773

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Please note: this represents the program handbook for the 2020-2021 academic year only. For an archived version of a previous year's handbook, or to obtain a hard copy of this current year's program handbook, please contact the program director.