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Consider a degree in Statistics!

Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate statistics program at The University of Akron prepares students for graduate studies or a successful career in private industry as well as federal, state or local government.  The general program offers a comprehensive curriculum in statistical theory and application.  Such training has enabled our graduates to earn jobs in government, all branches of industry, and academia.

Teaching is top priority at The University of Akron.  Our faculty members bring academics to life by incorporating real-life statistical challenges into the courses.  At the same time, a friendly, informal, helpful atmosphere makes the department an enjoyable place to learn and gain practical experience.


Graduate Program

Statistics provides the reasoning and methods for producing and understanding data. Statisticians are specialists, but statistics demands they be generalists, too. One advantage of working in statistics is that you can combine your interest with almost any other field in science, technology, or business.

Statisticians provide crucial guidance in determining what information is reliable and which predictions can be trusted. They often help search for clues to the solution of a scientific mystery and sometimes keep investigators from being misled by false impressions.

A master's degree or PhD is very helpful and often recommended or required for higher-level positions. The University of Akron’s graduate statistics program focuses on applied statistics and the master’s degree is in demand with demand expected to increase over the next decade.

Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Statistics usually has a number of graduate teaching assistantships available for qualified graduate students. These assistantships provide a waiver of all tuition (excluding fees) in addition to a bi-weekly stipend. All students who have received full admission can be considered. 

Based on the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants, all offers for graduate assistantships/scholarships must be made prior to April 15th of each year.  All funding decisions are made and offers extended early in the year prior to that date; therefore, applications received after that date generally cannot be considered for funding. However, funding and admission decisions are not related and a student can still be accepted for either fall or spring admission.

All international applicants, U.S. citizens, and Permanent Residents whose native language is not English must submit evidence that they have a sufficient level of English to undertake graduate studies at The University of Akron in order to receive full admission.  Please refer to the Graduate Bulletin (page 22) for clarification.  Please be aware that because our graduate students are required to teach general education Statistics computer labs, we do require that students be proficient in English as demonstrated by achieving a minimum of 23 on the speaking portion of the IBT or have completed and passed a course of study in English.

In addition, international students who are requesting a graduate assistantship must have an F1 visa to be considered.  Even though we have no specific deadline for applications, we do start review of fully admitted applicants early in the spring and the offer process is completed by April 15th.

Students have a total of six years to complete the masters degree.