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Our students enjoy a tight-knit community within our department while having access to the vast resources of The Ohio State University all within the great city of Columbus, Ohio! Most of the classes our students take will be in a few buildings with the same group of students. The department hosts a weekly seminar series, annual lectures, an annual joint Biostatistics Symposium and reading groups that meet throughout the year to discuss emerging research in various areas. We also have a student group which organizes happy hours and other fun activities for our students to enjoy outside of class. Check out our student blog for an inside look and follow us on Facebook for more informal/fun information about the department!

Student Demographics

This year we welcomed 26 new students! As of Autumn 2016, there are 97 graduate students enrolled in our graduate degree programs with the following breakdowns which includes 5 dual degree students from linguistics, psychology, education and engineering!

17Master of Applied Statistics
8MS in Statistics
53PhD in Statistics
19PhD in Biostatistics

52% female 48% male
65% international 35% domestic

In the Department of Statistics, we welcome students from all walks of life into our community. We value and respect each of our students as individuals from unique and varied backgrounds. We are actively working to enhance the overall diversity of our student body as we believe that fostering a diverse environment increases our knowledge base and encourages an academic culture and community that is creative, innovative and flexible.

The Ohio State University

As one of the top public universities in the nation with one of the largest and most comprehensive campuses in the U.S., The Ohio State University has much to offer our students. See the Ohio State website for a list of some of the many resources and services available to our students. With an alumni base of over 500,000 our students graduate with a vast network of Buckeyes all over the world.

Columbus, Ohio

A major metropolis and the 15th largest city in the U.S., Columbus is home to more than two million in the metro area. Recent surveys rank Columbus among the best cities in the U.S. for everything from affordability to intelligence, from best ice cream to top up-and-coming tech city. Columbus is a diverse place that offers a wide variety of vibrant cultural opportunities for our students to enjoy - there’s something for everyone! Check out these websites to learn more about our city.

visit.osu.edu | Experience Columbus  | Columbus AliveColumbus Underground  | LiveWorkPlay  |  Life in Columbus

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I contact a current student?

Our current students are our best recruiters. We have a committee of students who serve as contacts for potential students who are considering an offer from the department. If you would like to correspond with such a student, please ask the Graduate Studies Chair Doug Critchlow (dec@stat.osu.edu) for a contact.

How Can I Find Out About Student Housing?

General information about on-campus housing for graduate students can be found on the University Housing website. For information on off-campus housing, see the university’s Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services website.