Statistics (PhD)

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Program Description

Doctoral work in statistics combines theory and methodology to deal with the large quantity of statistical data. Stern, one of the few top business schools that offers a PhD in statistics, combines the theoretical and methodological orientation of a traditional statistics department with a focus on the applications that are central to the concerns of a business school. The PhD thesis work at Stern is a mathematically sophisticated enterprise that never loses sight of the real and practical problems of business. In addition to the department’s growing strength in the area of statistical learning, it has maintained strength in time series and econometrics, two areas not always found in other statistics departments.


All applicants to the NYU Stern School of Business PhD Program are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes the online applicationstatement of purposeoptional essayeducational history and resume or CVletters of recommendationtest scoresacademic transcripts, and an application fee.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.