Founded in 1997, Department of Statistics is a young and dynamic department. Its degree programs lead to the Master of Arts or Master of Science in either Statistics or Applied Statistics and the Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics.
The department offers courses for students engaged in graduate studies in other disciplines that require statistics and for individuals requiring specialized statistical skills in the workplace. The department provides instruction in statistics for 3,000 undergraduate students each year.
Faculty members in the Department of Statistics conduct research both in statistics and in its applications in science, industry, and public affairs. Their research is supported by contracts or grants from, among others, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and Mental Health, the National Security Agency, and the Office of Naval Research.