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.

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We offer two degrees - Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Recent graduates are employed in corporations 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.

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

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News & Events

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2021) –– Rodney Sturdivant, Ph.D., associate professor of statistical science, has won the Army Wilks Memorial Award, which is given each year to a statistician based primarily on their contributions to the advancement of scientific or technical knowledge in Army statistics.
Michael Gallaugher
We would like to congratulate new faculty member Michael Gallaugher for winning the 2021 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Classification Society! Dr. Gallaugher will present the work from his thesis, `Analysis of Three-Way Data and Other Topics in Clustering and Classification', at the 2021 Annual Meeting.
A multidisciplinary team of statisticians, computer scientists, and environmental engineers, led by Associate Professor Amanda Hering of Baylor University, has received a $1.157 million award from the National Science Foundation. Joint with Colorado School of Mines, a novel, introductory data science course and undergraduate summer research program will be designed to motivate students early in their academic studies to pursue careers in data science by connecting them with authentic projects and stakeholders.