- Statistics graduate program
- Computational and Applied Mathematics PhD program
- Computer Science MS or PhD program
- Do I need a 4.0 as an undergrad to go to graduate school?
No! The point of grad school admissions is to predict which students will thrive in our programs. When I review applications, I look not only at a student’s GPA, but also try to assess their ability to work independently, in the face of setbacks or open-ended problems, and creatively. Letters from former supervisors with whom you’ve worked closely are very helpful. When looking at a stuent’s transcript, I look not only at grades, but also what courses were taken, their relevance to my research area, and the level of difficulty.
- Do I need a Master’s degree before I apply to a PhD program?
No! Most PhD programs in statistics and computer science admit many students with a Bachelor’s degree. However, if your track record as an undergraduate is weak, completing a Master’s degree can make you a stronger applicant to some PhD programs.
- Will I need take out a loan to get a PhD?
No! Our PhD students are supported as research assistants, teaching assistants, and fellowships (see below). In these roles, you would have your tuition covered and you would receive a stipend. There are also many travel funding sources that cover the costs of attending workshops and conference in your field.
Graduate student fellowship opportunities:
- Google PhD Fellowships
- Facebook PhD Fellowships
- Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship
- Microsoft Women’s Fellowship Program
- Microsoft PhD Fellowships
- IBM PhD Fellowships
- Hertz Foundation
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
- DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
- NASA Fellowships
- National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- Ford Foundation Fellowships
- National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships