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About Our Department

Education in the Statistics discipline acquaints students with the role played by probabilistic and statistical ideas and methods in the many fields of science, medicine, technology, and even the humanities.

We provide instruction in the theory and application of techniques that have been found to be commonly useful, and offer advanced training through interdisciplinary and graduate programs. 

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News & Announcements

Stein Fellow in Statistics or Probability

The Statistics Department seeks applicants for a non-tenure track Stein Fellow position, for two years with possible extension to three years. The Stein Fellowship is designed to be a career-building...

Associate or Full Professor (Teaching) in Data Science

The Statistics Department invites applications for a position at the Associate or Full Professor (Teaching) level in Data Science. The initial appointment for either rank is up to 6 years. The...

Stanford Science Fellows program seeking candidates

The department announces that the Stanford Science Fellows program is now accepting applications for its 2022–2025 cohort of postdoctoral fellows. We want to encourage our community members to learn...

Stein Fellows arriving in 2021

Two new Fellows will join the Statistics Department in September: Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham and recent PhD graduate Michael Benjamin Sklar. Earlier this year Dan received his PhD in Applied Mathematics...

Admissions Info

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Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines

Graduate Admissions deadlines for Autumn 2022-23


PhD:  December 1, 2021 (Wednesday)

MS: December 1, 2021 (Wednesday)

Data Science MS: December 1, 2021 (Wednesday)

Upcoming Seminars

Industrial Affiliates

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Our IA Program develops practical relationships between the department and the industrial community by creating opportunities for scientists, engineers, and researchers in local companies to meet with our graduate students in an informal setting. The program offers a variety of benefits, including the annual workshop and faculty visits to member organizations.

IA Members:

  • Baidu Research
  • BlackRock
  • Citadel and Citadel Securities
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Munich Re
  • Splunk
  • Stitch Fix
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC