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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

Emmanuel Candès honored with Princess of Asturias Award

Professor Candès is among four laureates chosen to receive Spain's Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Presented annually since 1981 with the aim of recognizing work...

Congratulations Graduates of 2020!

To all of our graduates of Statistics Masters, Data Science Masters and Statistics Doctoral degree programs, a message from the chair:     University virtual celebration will take place June 14, 10...

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...

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