Department of

Statistical Science

Developing well-rounded statisticians through meaningful mentorships, diversified educational experiences, and scholarly research methods and opportunities.


The Department of Statistical Science has two undergraduate programs: the B.S. in Statistics and the minor in Statistics.


We offer two degrees - Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Recent graduates are employed in coorporations and institutions such as the FDA, USAA, Incyte, Eli Lilly & Co., JPS Hospital, Multiple Myeloma Institute at UAMS, Baylor Research Institute, and the Baylor Heart & Vascular Institute.


We develop statistical theory and methods in high-demand research areas, such as biomedical research, environmental science, and drug development.

News & Events

Joint Statistical Meeting
We had in informal meeting of current Baylor faculty and students at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Denver recently. The alums traveled in from Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA and numerous spots in between. It was great seeing everyone there!
“Congratulations to Dr. Grant Innerst who has successfully defended his dissertation ‘Contributions to Algebraic Statistics’ under the direction of Dr. David Kahle. Dr. Innerst has accepted a tenure track position in the Department of Mathematics at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.”
WACO, Texas (May 14, 2019) – Baylor University has partnered with four Department of Energy laboratories and more than a dozen universities in a research alliance to address the country’s water security issues through desalination.
The Tom Bratcher Memorial Lecture was founded to honor Professor Tom Bratcher, a Baylor professor who passed away unexpectedly in the fall of 2011. He was instrumental in founding the Department of Statistical Science in 2004 at Baylor and also for establishing the Conference of Texas Statisticians, which has now been running annually for almost 40 years. This marks the fifth lecture named in his honor since his death. The goal of the lecture series is to bring to campus internationally and nationally recognized scholars in the field of statistics who are known for bringing clarity to difficult concepts and whose research is of interest to Baylor at large.
Main Draws for Sarah - The size of Baylor's stats department and the genuine interest that the faculty take in the success of their students were the two main aspects that led me to this program. Initially, Baylor was not even on my radar, but after visiting and talking with some of the students, I realized that the supportive environment and emphasis on collaboration were exactly what I was looking for.