Graduate students in the Department of Statistics build the skills required to conduct successful surveys, analyze risk and bring expertise to a variety of corporate, association and government agency settings. Through a curriculum that balances theory, application and computation, we prepare students to carry out research and methodology in their field of choice.

GW’s PhD in Statistics and MS in Statistics degrees are STEM-designated master’s degree programs. The biostatistics programs are jointly administered by the Columbian College’s Department of Statistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health.


Join the Graduate Programs Virtual Open House: October 17–27

Registration is open for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences 2023 Open House! The online event includes program-specific information sessions and opportunities to engage with current graduate students, faculty and our admissions team.

The Statistics Department is hosting an information session for prospective graduate students on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. 

Registration and Details

CCAS Virtual Open House



"I’ve been able to apply my learned skills in workplaces like PricewaterhouseCoopers and SRA International. I have no hesitation in recommending the statistics master’s program to anyone and everyone interested in statistics, be it theoretical or applied."

Alexandre Vilela Braga
MS ’10


Graduate Funding and Academic Resources