Why Study Here?

Choosing a degree in statistics puts you on a career path in one of the hottest growing fields for jobs. Mason’s Department of Statistics in the School of Computing is the best place to begin your journey to a lifetime of fascinating work.

Increase Your Odds of a Successful Career

With industry and government collecting massive amounts of data, the job market for statisticians is skyrocketing.

  • The Department of Statistics is part of the School of Computing and the College of Engineering and Computing, a high-tech, scientific environment that allows for multidisciplinary collaborations between computing, engineering and statistics.

  • You will be engaged in impactful research projects under the mentorship of our outstanding faculty. As part of our undergraduate programs, you will have numerous opportunities to apply your interests and grow your skills, and we offer competitive assistantships for our graduate students to support your pursuit of a higher degree in statistical sciences and biostatistics.

  • Your education at Mason will prepare you for countless career opportunities as a statistician. Our graduates work for government agencies, the pharmaceutical industry, medical device companies, and the financial services industry.

  • You will study with some of the best professors in the field. They are experts in biostatistics, data analytics, and government statistics.

  • You will be part of a diverse and active community of students, researchers, practitioners and alumni. Our weekly seminars and other activities will give you exposure to the numerous facets of statistical sciences and provides opportunities to forge connections beyond Mason.

  • You will be close to Washington, D.C., often called the capital of statistics because of all the statistics-related careers here. Our location gives you access to intriguing internships, summer jobs, and permanent employment.

Nhi Ngo is one of the first four students who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in statistics in May 2019. She says she loves statistics because she can tell so many stories with data.

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“I am so happy I’m here. The Stats Department faculty is amazing. There are so many opportunities and contacts at Mason, and there are so many internship opportunities being close to D.C.”

— Brody Receveur, BS Statistics '21

“Statistics’ versatility is powerful, and in today’s world, data is limitless. The world is going to need those who know what to do with all this data.”

— Tammy Bui, BS Statistics '19

“There is a proliferation of good jobs because many places need statistical expertise. Our graduates often work for the pharmaceutical industry, medical device companies, private survey companies, the financial services industry, and federal agencies.”

— William F. Rosenberger, University Professor of Statistics