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About Our Department

Education in the Statistics discipline acquaints students with the role played by probabilistic and statistical ideas and methods in the many fields of science, medicine, technology, and even the humanities.

We provide instruction in the theory and application of techniques that have been found to be commonly useful, and offer advanced training through interdisciplinary and graduate programs. 

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News & Announcements

2020 Statistics Department Diploma Ceremony

Unfortunately, due to ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including state and local guidelines banning large gatherings, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone this...

Stanford statisticians tackle COVID-19

The School of Humanities and Sciences has produced a three-part series highlighting Statistics faculty working on COVID-related research. The series presents three studies in the Department of...

Faculty invited lectures in 2020 move online or postponed

SSC Annual Meeting Canceled David Donoho, Presidential Lecture The Statistical Society of Canada announced with great regret that their 2020 Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario (May 31–June 3), would...

Art Owen receives Noether Senior Scholar Award

Professor Owen is the 2020 recipient of the Noether Senior Scholar Award from the American Statistical Association. This honor is given each year to a distinguished senior researcher or teacher in...

Admissions Info

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Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines

Graduate Admissions deadlines for Autumn 2021-2022


PhD:  December 1, 2020

MS: December 1, 2020

Data Science MS: December 1, 2020

Industrial Affiliates

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Our IA Program develops practical relationships between the department and the industrial community by creating opportunities for scientists, engineers, and researchers in local companies to meet with our graduate students in an informal setting. The program offers a variety of benefits, including the annual workshop and faculty visits to member organizations.

IA Members:

  • Baidu Research
  • BlackRock
  • Citadel and Citadel Securities
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Stitch Fix
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC