The Department of Statistics at Western Michigan University offers the following programs:



Our FAQ page provides more information on graduate applications.

Teaching assistantship

Why study statistics?

Make a difference

Statisticians contribute to society in many ways:

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Graph showing increased job opportunities for statisticians.

Make money

Demand for statisticians is growing, and so are their salaries. The median salary for data scientists with less than three years of experience is $80,000, and $150,000 for those with nine or more years of experience, according to the Burtch Works 2014 report.

Have fun

You could be a “Moneyball”-style statistician who helps sports teams pick new players, or a member of the data science team of a political campaign. The field is filled with opportunities to work on interesting problems with other smart, dynamic people.

Learn more about careers in statistics from the American Statistical Association.