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Graduate Student Research

graduate_research01Graduate students in the Department of Statistics regularly engage in research both thesis and non-thesis related. After the third semester of study and successful completion of the comprehensive exams students are expected to begin research activities in addition to completing their course requirements. This early research may come in the form of collaboration with a faculty member, clinical experience or an advanced practicum in statistics.The opportunities for graduate students to assist with various research activities within the department and community are tremendous.     

Training programs with strong research components include the department's NSF VIGRE program in bioinformatics and computational finance as well as our NIH/NCI T32 pre-doctoral training program in "Biostatistics for Cancer Research".