Welcome to the Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics Graduate Program Website!

 

Are you interested in getting funding for tuition and a stipend for attending graduate school?

 

 

Master of Science and Doctoral Programs

With the recent booms in data analytics, data science, and statistics, it is often a challenge to figure out which program is the best for you. We find that our students often answer yes to at least one of the following:

  • Are you an undergraduate student majoring in mathematics, physics, computer science, or statistics?
  • Did you enjoy your calculus sequence?
  • Are you interested in working with real data or performing data analytics, while using your mathematical background?
  • Do you enjoy programming, and find yourself more intrigued by the results than by the code?
  • Are you interested in getting funding for tuition and a stipend for attending graduate school?

 

MS and/or PhD Student Funding

All students who apply and are admitted to our MS and/or PhD programs receive funding through Teaching and Research Assistantships. Assistantships in our department include:

  • Approximately 20 hours of work per week

  • Full tuition scholarship (resident/non-resident tuition -- includes international student tuition) and student health insurance

  • Stipends and Fellowships ranging from $22,000 to $23,000 for Fall/Spring semesters

  • Designated individual desk space with a desktop computer in shared student offices

  • Summer funding opportunities

  • Travel funding opportunities

  • Opportunities to work in the Applied Statistics Lab on real data anallyses

  • Students are responsible for some mandatory fees (e.g., the Johnson Center fee and student health fee totaling approximately $300-$400 per semester)

 

 

Recent Employment for MS and PhD Graduates

Our recent graduates have considered multiple job offers and chosen the best fit for them. COVID-19 has not impacted the job market for our graduate students. Some of their recent positions include:

  • Master of Science Degree
  • Statistician, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Data Scientist, Red Hat
  • Statistical Analyst, Medpace
  • Doctoral Degree - Academia
  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii-Hilo
  • Assistant Professor, California State University-Chico
  • Doctoral Degree - Industry
  • Senior Data Scientist, YouTube
  • Master Specialist, Deloitte Consulting
  • Senior Scientist in Clinical Safety Statistics, Merck Pharmaceuticals

 

With recent growth in data analytics, data science, and statistics, it is often a challenge to figure out which program is the best for you. We offer both traditional in-person programs and online programs with a variety of focus areas. Please take a look at our website and reach out to us as you have questions!

 

Questions? Please contact:

Dr. Katherine Thompson, Director of Graduate Studies
301 Multidisciplinary Science Building
725 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0082