Program description

The Ph.D. program in Statistics and Data Science is designed to provide training in fundamental methods and concepts of modern Statistics focused on extracting knowledge from data. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary collaborative research. The program builds research and computational skills that will position students to be competitive in pursuing careers in academic, government, and business environments.

Student learning outcomes (SLOs)

After completion of the program the students will: 

  1. Develop the advanced theoretical and computational skills necessary to solve applied problems involving data. 
  2. Attain a deep understanding of the theory of statistics and data science sufficient to critically evaluate research done by others.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to do independent research and to communicate the results of this research, both orally and in writing. 
  4. Acquire breadth of knowledge and the skills necessary to successfully collaborate or consult in a professional setting.

Contact information

Dr. Anna Panorska
Director, Graduate Program in Statistics and Data Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: (775) 784-6548

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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 For an archived version of a previous year's handbook, or to obtain a hard copy of this current year's program handbook, please contact the program director.