A graduate degree in Statistics from Rice University can take you many places — from the most prestigious medical research institutions to the high stakes world of financial and energy companies; to government research labs or technology firms. Statisticians are in high demand in today’s data-driven world, and our students are placed in a wide variety of industrial, government, and academic positions upon graduation.
Working closely with our renowned faculty, Rice graduate students have the opportunity for rigorous training in theoretical statistics as well as applied research in a wide spectrum of topics in applied, theoretical and computational statistics from engineering, natural sciences, business, medicine, and social sciences.
The Master of Statistics (MStat) is a non-thesis degree program that prepares students for careers as professional statisticians. It’s oriented towards students with degrees in the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences wishing to develop strong analytical skills in preparation for their careers.