Department of Statistics
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.
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.
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.
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 examines animal movement GPS data and how they define population-level structure, connectivity, and fitness.
Spring and summer bring in-person gatherings, and a newfound appreciation
Six long months ago, our eagerness to nurture the close-knit Penn State statistics community, physically separated by the pandemic, led us to a December holiday party (held outdoors) in what is likely the coldest department gathering on the books. Attendees clad in fuzzy hats and thick gloves welcomed the hot beverages and holiday cookies, and a few student awards distracted everyone from their frozen fingertips.
Statistics Up to Date
Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar will start her term as president of the American Statistical Association on January 1, 2024.
Two emeritus faculty members have endowed an early career professorship in statistics at Penn State.
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
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.
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.