George Washington University, Department of Statistics

Founded in 1935, GW’s Department of Statistics was the first department of its kind in the United States to be housed in a college of arts and sciences. Since then, GW Statistics — a STEM-designated discipline — has established itself as a global leader in statistical education and research. 

Thanks to our location in the heart of Washington, D.C., students benefit through our access and collaborations with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Labor and other organizations that are using statistics to make remarkable advances every day. We are proud to be home to a welcoming community of diverse students from all over the world, with more than 60 undergraduate majors and more than 200 graduate students in the program. Our faculty include Guggenheim and Ford Foundation Fellows, as well as leaders in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellowship and the American Statistical Association, and they receive prestigious research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and more.

Department Chair

Huixia Judy Wang

Affiliate Liaison Contacts

Xiaoke Zhang

Early-Career Affiliate Liaison

Joshua Landon

Affiliate Location: 
Washington, D.C.