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Eberly College of Science

Department of Statistics

Graduate Programs

We offer two distinct programs of study for our graduate students. We also offer two additional dual degrees that can be obtained in conjunction with a degree in Statistics.

Statistics faculty

Undergraduate Programs

The statistics program provides students with a strong foundation in statistics and the broad skills to prepare them for advanced study in statistics or employment in industry and government.

Undergraduate students

Online Programs

Choose the online Applied Statistics Graduate Program that fulfills your goals. Penn State World Campus offers both an online master's degree and a graduate certificate in applied statistics.

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Murali Haran
Statistics and the future of the Antarctic ice sheet

How do scientists study climate, and how do they make projections about future climate? What is the role that statistics plays in climate science? Murali Haran provides answers to these questions.

Ephraim Hanks.

Ephraim Hanks examines animal movement GPS data and how they define population-level structure, connectivity, and fitness.

Understanding wildlife connectivity and disease spread through GPS tracking
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Statistics Up to Date

Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar will start her term as president of the American Statistical Association on January 1, 2024.

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Statistics alumna elected 2024 American Statistical Association president

Two emeritus faculty members have endowed an early career professorship in statistics at Penn State.

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Penn State Professors Emeriti Endow Early Career Professorship in Department of Statistics

Francesca Chiaromonte and Dave Hunter have been named Fellows of The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) for 2022.

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Chiaromonte and Hunter Named 2022 IMS Fellows

The Statistical Consulting Center

The SCC provides statistical advise and support for Penn State researchers, members of industry and government in the areas of: Research Planning, Design of Experiments and Survey Sampling, Statistical Modeling and Analysis, Analysis Results Interpretation, Advice

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CTSI Consulting Center

CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Center offers one-stop service for researchers who need study design, biostatistical and data management expertise. We provide Penn State researchers with a full range of biostatistical expertise and service.

CTSI

Center for Astrostatistics

The Center serves as a crossroads where researchers at the interfaces between statistics, data analysis, astronomy, space and observational physics collaborate, develop and share methodologies, and together prepare the next generation of researchers.

Jogesh Babu