This program trains the next generation of advanced researchers, educators, and/or consultants in statistics and data science. We aim to give students a firm background in probability and statistical theory, acquaint students with a broad range of statistical models, methods, and software packages, foster their communication skills, both verbal and written, in the context of statistical consultation or research collaboration, and encourage them to participate in cross-disciplinary research.

The Department of Statistics offers course work leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics, a Minor in Applied Statistics, and a Combined Five-Year Bachelor and Master's Degree in Statistics. Graduate students can work towards earning a PhD in Statistics by enrolling in our Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics degree program. The Masters in Statistics degree is primarily intended for students working toward their PhDs in Statistics.