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

Congratulations to Department of Statistical Science alum Gabriel Odom for being recognized by the City of Miami for his work on COVID-19
Dr. Gabriel Odom
Amanda Hering applies data-driven methods to transform the U.S. water system.
Evan Miyakawa Joins the Institute for Defense Analyses
ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 2021) — Baylor University student Evan Miyakawa joined the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) as a summer associate in the Strategy, Forces and Resources Division of IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center.
Miyakawa is working towards a doctoral degree in Statistics from Baylor. He earned a master’s degree in statistics from Baylor in 2018 and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Taylor University in 2017.
IDA is a nonprofit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers in the public interest. IDA answers the most challenging U.S. security and science policy questions with objective analysis leveraging extraordinary scientific, technical, and analytic expertise.
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.