Why pursue a Ph.D. in statistics at UNH?
In our statistics Ph.D. program, you’ll develop deep knowledge of the theoretical and computational foundations of statistical methodology that drives data analysis and predictive analytics. You’ll work closely with faculty to conduct original research in a chosen area of interest. Our departmental specializations include Bayesian statistics, causal inference, data mining and large data, epigenomic statistics, design of experiments for innovation, environmental statistics, high-dimensional data, machine learning, network analysis, nonparametric function estimation, spatial statistics, and time series analysis. We offer a flexible program of coursework and research that encourages interdisciplinary study and is designed to align your interests with the expertise of our faculty.
Being a major research university, UNH is a hotbed of data-driven science exploration. There are numerous opportunities for our statistics Ph.D. students in interdisciplinary and data-driven research and collaborations on campus. Combined with the foundational training of the program, our graduates are positioned to become leaders in statistical development, especially in industry. Our graduates work in academia as researchers, or in interdisciplinary studies in research centers and in the private and public sectors,and also engage in statistical consulting, outreach and leadership.
Potential career areas
- Actuarial science
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data analysis
- Government and economic statistics
- Information technology
- Service industries
- Startup companies
- Teaching and research