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Graduate Studies in Statistics

Program of Study

The Statistics program offers both the M.A. and Ph.D. degree. The coursework for both degree programs integrates statistical theory, applications and computing. Students planning graduate studies at the University of New Mexico will find a congenial department in which to work and a faculty of international stature. The research interests of the Statistics group include core areas of Applied and Theoretical Statistics, as well as in Probability. Ph.D. students dissertations may be in any of these broad areas.


Albuquerque is famous for its favorable climate and is in a setting rich in traditions and cultures. The metropolitan Albuquerque area has a population of over half a million. The University campus lies a mile above sea level on a plateau overlooking the Rio Grande, west of the Sandia Mountains, which rise to an elevation of nearly 11,000 feet. Housing and other costs are at moderate levels. New Mexico is rich in natural beauty. The University of New Mexico is New Mexico’s flagship university. Our graduate students enjoy access to nationally recognized faculty and degree programs, cutting edge research, student support organizations, professional and academic workshops, health and counseling services, and beyond. Students also have many opportunities to enjoy UNM’s robust array of on-campus museums, live performances, and sporting events. Don’t wait to discover all that UNM has to offer.

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