Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University


In this era of big data, earning a degree in statistics is a smart choice. Our world-class faculty and rigorous curriculum will give you the training and experience you'll need to be competitive in a high-growth field. Our graduates analyze data for industry, the government, and non-profit organizations.

Invest in Your Future with a Degree in Statistics

Our Department of Statistics, which is part of Mason Engineering, offers degrees at all levels: a BS in statistics, an MS and a PhD in statistical science, and an MS in biostatistics. We also administer a multidisciplinary MS in data analytics engineering.

Our programs teach essential data analytics skills:

  • Our BS in statistics degree prepares you to become a statistician who can use design studies, collect data, analyze and visualize large data sets, and then draw valid conclusions.
  • Our MS in statistical science program trains you in the theory and practice of statistical methodology, especially as it relates to high-technology applications.
  • Our MS in biostatistics program allows you to specialize in the design and analysis of health-related and medical studies while maintaining the rigor and technical training of the statistical science master's program.
  • Our PhD in statistical science represents the highest academic attainment for a statistician. Graduates from our department hold premier jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, the federal government, and academia.
  • The MS in data analytics engineering seeks to prepare part of a new class of engineers that deploy and interdisciplinary approach of statistical science, computer science, systems analytics, and another field such as finance, marketing, business intelligence, operations research, geoscience, or bioscience.

While you're studying with us, you'll learn how to improve your research skills and discover new technologies. You'll also establish a foundation of life-long learning, putting you a step ahead of your peers.

“The more statistics classes I took, the more interested I became. There is so much more to it than just finding the ‘P’ value. I like problem-solving.”

— Dillon Weier, statistics major

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Elizabeth Johnson is a professor in the department of statistics.

Elizabeth Johnson, assistant professor of statistics, says a degree in statistics prepares students to use big data and their statistical skills to work in areas as interesting and diverse as business, government, health care, and sports. Johnson is the coordinator of Mason Engineering's bachelor of science in statistics. Photo by Evan Cantwell

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