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.
Dave Hunter's lecture will share the impact of statistics on society...and law.
Join the public and academic communities as Statistics Professor Dave Hunter lays the foundation of his lecture by introducing "unsupervised" and "supervised" clustering. A supervised clustering project he undertook as a graduate student in the late 1990’s ended up before the United States Supreme Court. The Court’s eventual ruling has broad implications for college admissions but even broader implications for how data science can help, or hinder, informed decision-making.
Hunter's talk is the inaugural lecture in the Department of Statistics Public Lecture Series, to be held on the Penn State Main Campus on October 5, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in 100 Huck Life Sciences building.
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.
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.
September 27, 4:00 pm - September 27, 5:00 pm
October 5, 4:00 pm - October 5, 5:00 pm
October 6, 5:00 pm - October 6, 7:00 pm
October 11, 4:00 pm - October 11, 5:00 pm