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Academic Programs Overview

The Department of Statistics offers two graduate degree programs: Master of Science, including a Data Science track, and Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics. The department also offers an undergraduate minor and a Ph.D. minor.

The requirements for a degree in statistics are flexible, depending on the needs and interests of the student. Some students may be interested in the theory of statistics and/or probability, whereas others may wish to apply statistical and probabilistic methods to a substantive area.

In addition to courses for Statistics majors, the department offers a number of service courses designed for students in other departments. These tend to emphasize the application of statistical techniques rather than their theoretical development.

For more information about classes, please refer to the Stanford Bulletin.

Undergraduate students interested in Statistics should consult the Mathematical & Computational Science undergraduate degree program.