PhD Programs

How to Apply

Application Procedure for Prospective Ph.D. Students

(Statistical Science and Biostatistics)

  1. Apply online at the SMU Office of Research and Graduate Studies web site:
  2. Submit your application by following the instructions on the above web site.
    − Enter Ph.D. as the Degree Sought, and for Major, use the pull-down menu and select Statistical Science – PhD (Applicants for both the Statistical Science and Biostatistics should make this selection.)
    − Send applications to the SMU Office of Research and Graduate Studies, P O Box 750240, Dallas, TX 75275-0240.

    After completing the application process, send an email with your name to the Department of Statistical Science at notifying us that you have submitted your application.

    Indicate in this email:
    − the Ph.D. program to which you are applying (Statistical Science, Biostatistics, or both)
    − whether you want to be considered for financial aid.



  • The department’s Admissions Committee makes decisions concerning the awarding of financial aid.
  • The department has several Research Assistantships that are typically reserved for experienced graduate students who have completed at least one year in our program.
  • All of the Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, and Research Assistantships include tuition and university-paid medical insurance.