Outstretch the Limits of Statistics Theory

Prepare to address a variety of societal and scientific endeavors using statistical tools. The PhD in Statistics at Temple University’s Fox School of Business provides a rigorous training in statistics theories and methods within a collaborative research environment, so you learn to apply your research to varied issues—and challenge the bounds of statistical knowledge.

Working closely with world-class faculty, you’ll gain the skills to advance statistical theory:

  • Thorough knowledge of research methodology and its applications
  • Foundation to understand new statistical theory tools as they are being developed
  • Capability for undertaking original research, which should make a substantial contribution to the science of statistics
  • Ability to communicate statistical knowledge effectively
  • Ability to interact and apply statistical knowledge in other fields

Wide-Ranging Research Interests. World Class Leaders.

The Fox PhD in Statistics features sixteen full-time faculty members who are well-versed in a variety of research subjects, frequently published in leading academic journals, and receive external funding and grants to complete important practical research.

Experience Significant Career Probabilities

With a PhD in Statistics from the Fox School, your career possibilities are unlimited. While some graduates of the program have accepted positions within the industry at corporations like Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Pfizer, many of our graduates hold faculty roles at leading academic research institutions. Some of the universities where students have accepted positions includes:

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • Temple University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Southern California
  • Villanova University

For more information please consult the Statistics Department website and program promotional materials.


Financial Aid

All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. In order to receive assistantship renewal each year, PhD students must demonstrate their commitment to professional growth through dedication to assigned assistant duties as well as excellent academic performance. Assistantships will only be renewed if there is sufficient progress in the program and if the PhD student’s performance warrants renewal based on the student’s annual evaluation. Fellowship consideration will be given to applications received by December 15th.