Our Mission

The Department of Statistical Science aims to

  1. produce groundbreaking research in statistical theory, methods, and applications that ultimately advances science and positively impacts society, and
  2. educate our undergraduate majors and minors, master’s students, and Ph.D. students to be highly accomplished, future leaders in statistical science, regardless of their career paths. 

Additionally, the Department of Statistical Science offers courses to undergraduate and graduate students in other departments, assists Duke University in its mission and goals, and supports the statistical science profession through service. In accomplishing our mission, the Department of Statistical Science cultivates an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment where all faculty, staff, and students can thrive.