Last updated May 14, 2022
As part of our series How to Fully Fund Your PhD, here is a list of universities that fully fund PhD students in Statistics. PhD in Statistics can lead to a variety of careers in consulting, academia, a variety of industries, and more.
“Full funding” is a financial aid package for full-time students that includes full tuition remission as well as an annual stipend or salary during the entire program, which is usually 3-6 years. Funding usually comes with the expectation that students will teach or complete research in their field of study. Not all universities fully fund their doctoral students, which is why researching the financial aid offerings of many different programs, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad, is essential.
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(New York, NY): All students in the Ph.D. program receive, for up to five years, a funding package consisting of tuition, fees, and a stipend. These fellowships are awarded in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success; they are contingent upon the student remaining in good academic standing. Summer support, while not guaranteed, is generally provided.
(Columbus, OH): Students who are offered the funding at the time of admission either via a Fellowship or Graduate Teaching Associateship are typically guaranteed funding through the duration of their program (up to five years if needed for a Ph.D. student or two years for a master’s student) provided that the student continues to make appropriate progress toward the degree and carries out assigned duties satisfactorily.
(Stanford, CA): Students accepted to the Ph.D. program are offered financial support. All tuition expenses are paid and there is a fixed monthly stipend determined to be sufficient to pay living expenses. Financial support can be continued for five years, department resources permitting, for students in good standing.
(Chicago, IL): In recent years our department has been able to provide full support (tuition, most fees, health insurance, and a stipend) for most of its Ph.D. students, and we expect to do so for the foreseeable future. Ordinarily, students are supported for at least four years. Support is not tied to working with a particular faculty member. At present, most fifth-year students receive full support, and most Ph.D. students receive summer support.
(Reno, NV): All students accepted to the Statistics and Data Science Ph.D. program receive an annual stipend of $17,000, a tuition waiver, and a subsidized medical plan. Students may also pursue departmental and University-wide scholarships.
(Austin, TX): It is our intention that each PhD Statistics student will be fully financially supported for four academic years, the duration of his/her program of study. There are in general three types of support: academic employment, graduate fellowships, and grants.
(San Antonio, TX): Full-time students admitted to the Ph.D. program are usually awarded fellowships that include a waiver of tuition, a stipend to help cover living expenses, and some health care benefits. The stipend is likely to vary but could be in an amount up to $25,000 annually.
(Durham, NC): About half of the financial aid specified in your acceptance letter will be given to you without you having to do anything except maintain good academic standing. The other half is contingent upon you being a teaching assistant (TA) or research assistant (RA) within the department.
Need some tips for the application process? See my article How To Get Into a Fully Funded PhD Program: Contacting Potential PhD Advisors.
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