The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Statistics. This program, housed in the Department of Management Science and Statistics, offers full- and part-time plans of study for interested candidates. Currently UTSA is one of only a few public universities in the state that offer this type of degree program.
In this age of advanced technology, there is an increasing demand for individuals with the expertise in designing experiments and analyzing large complex data sets via the latest advances in computing. The Ph.D. in Applied Statistics combines theory with applications to prepare students to pursue careers in academia, research organizations, government and private industry.
UTSA seeks to admit students with high intellectual capability, high motivation and the interest to pursue independent research projects. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members in small classes, seminars, research projects and other assignments aimed toward developing strong analytical skills, breadth of knowledge in statistical issues and strong competencies to conduct independent, quality research.
Students will take courses in Statistical Theory and Methodology, Simulation and Computing at UTSA. Students will also have the opportunity to take courses in Epidemiology and Clinical Trials taught at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).
Statisticians are in very high demand in financial institutions and insurance companies to model risk and develop forecasting models. There is also a high demand for statisticians in the biomedical field to develop methods for evaluating the efficacy and safety of new medications and in the cutting edge research of bioinformatics. Places of employment for graduates include think tanks, market research firms, manufacturing organizations, health science centers, pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions. Government agencies such as the Census Bureau, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control also require doctoral level personnel.
Annual Deadline for Applying is February 1st