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Department of Statistics

About Our Department

Our world-renowned faculty are members of international collaborations that are making significant discoveries, seeking to improve life throughout the world. Our scientists and alumni have made pioneering contributions to the fields of astronomy, bioinformatics and genomics, business analytics, climate change and the environment, education, high-dimensional data, infectious disease dynamics, machine learning, network science, and time series, among others.

We continually invest in our students by providing them with internationally recognized faculty, cutting-edge technology support, and research opportunities, to cultivate the experience they need to be highly qualified statisticians and data scientists. Our faculty work to extend research opportunities in all statistical fields to our students so they can be involved as leaders in research today, contributing to a better understanding of our world tomorrow.



  • Offering B.S., M.S., M.A.S., and Ph.D. Degrees
  • Undergraduate Program Options include Actuarial Option, Applied Option, Biostatistics Option, Computing Option, as well as Undergraduate Minor and Statistical Modeling Data Sciences Major.
  • Online Degree Programs include: Master of Applied Statistics, Certificate in Applied Statistics



1 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences 1 - Recipient of the National Medal of Science
1 - Elected Member of the International Astronomical Union 3 - Fellows of the American Association for the 
Advancement  of Science
2 - Recipients of R.A. Fisher Lectureship 1 - Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
2 - International Astrostatistics Awards 18 - Fellows of the American Statistical Association
9 - Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics 7 - Elected Members of the International Statistical Institute
1 - Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 1 - Fellow of the American Society for Quality


No. 5-14 in S-Ranking and No. 8-30 in R-Ranking in the field of Statistics and Probability in 2010 National Research Council Report

No. 14 in Best Statistics Programs in 2018 U.S. News & World Report

No. 23 in Global Ranking of Statistics in 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Academic Subjects

No. 5 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2019 U.S. News & World Report